Polenta with Roasted Red Peppers and Fontina Cheese

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Polenta with Roasted Red Peppers and Fontina CheeseRecipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
6 servings


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3 large red bell peppers
1 (14.5-ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
Cooking spray
1 (16-ounce) tube polenta, cut crosswise into 12 slices
1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) shredded fontina cheese
Fresh basil (optional)


Preheat broiler. Cut peppers in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil 10 minutes or until blackened. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel; cut into strips. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350°. Drain tomatoes in sieve over bowl; reserve liquid. Set aside.

Place a large skillet over medium-low heat; add chopped tomatoes. Cook 1 minute. Gradually add tomato liquid; simmer 1 minute. Add pepper strips; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Spread 1/4 cup pepper sauce in bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange polenta slices over pepper sauce; spread remaining pepper sauce over polenta. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Garnish with basil, if desired.

Created date

May 1997

Nutritional Information

Calories 187
Caloriesfromfat 38 %
Fat 7.8 g
Satfat 4.6 g
Monofat 2.1 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 9.2 g
Carbohydrate 20.2 g
Fiber 3.4 g
Cholesterol 27 mg
Iron 2.4 mg
Sodium 622 mg
Calcium 151 mg