This was a good recipe but I like my grilled vegetables over blue cheese polenta better. I think grilling the veggies gives them more flavor than saute. I served this with Gazpacho as a first course and homemade peach ice cream for dessert. Good but NOT great.
Blue Cheese Polenta with Vegetables
GrandmaKY Posted: 08/23/11Louisville,KY
books4gail Posted: 09/05/11
I really liked this. I made as directed but this would be a good base for whatever veggies you had on hand. Had leftovers for breakfast (a la Bittman) with a fried egg on it. Yummy! Not that you would have to save the egg for breakfast...
ChrisBellaire Posted: 09/04/11
We found this to be rather bland. Don't think I'd make it again.
LT1175 Posted: 09/20/11
This is a great side dish, but I guess the more veggies you add, the more it becomes a main dish!
klowryky Posted: 10/07/11
I enjoyed this tremendously, but gave it two stars because I reworked the recipe. I made the polenta as indicated, but added extra blue cheese. Although I sauteed the mushrooms, I roasted the other veggies (adding baby squash and substituting shallots for the sweet onions) in a hot oven, and I sauteed some shrimp to add to it as well. I'll definitely make this recipe again and continue to try different variations on the theme.
MonAmie Posted: 09/19/11
I made just the polenta portion of this dish, and although it was good, I would use a blue cheese with more of a bite next time. I had to add extra cheese, and I still couldn't really taste it in the polenta. Had to add a bit more salt than the recipe called for as well to give it more flavor.
jkmf12 Posted: 10/25/11
Was a little disappointed to realize that although the recipe is called Blue Cheese Polenta, the ingredients call for gorgonzola. I'll have to try it again with blue cheese because the gorgonzola didn't really work well with it.
Kamxw1977 Posted: 11/09/11
We roasted our veggies instead of sautéing - helped a lot with the flavor! Also added a little parmesan cheese at the end.
ttsholland Posted: 05/10/12
very good and quick, I did mine in a wok (I'm a messy cook) I also lowered it to 2 cups milk and increased to 1 1/2 cup water for the polenta and we liked it even better the next day
Vikalicious Posted: 01/17/14
I was surprised this recipe didn't rate well with others. I found the polenta decadently rich and creamy with this amount of cheese and milk. I add vegetarian Italian sausage to the veggies to make it an even more satisfying full meal, and I like the veggies a little saucier so I add sherry or veggie broth while cooking them.