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Buttery Polenta

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)
This simple Italian side dish complements the stuffed chicken. You can also easily adapt the recipe to accompany basic roasted chicken, pork, or beef by stirring in your favorite cheese at the end.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dry polenta
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 149
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 4.7 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • monofat 1.2 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 2.7 g
  • carbohydrate 24.1 g
  • fiber 2.7 g
  • cholesterol 13 mg
  • iron 0.5 mg
  • sodium 329 mg
  • calcium 2 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 5 cups water and salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Gradually add polenta, stirring constantly with a whisk. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes or until mixture is thick, stirring often. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and pepper.