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Parmesan Polenta Rounds

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 2 polenta rounds)

A simple side that is sure to win big, even with the kiddos. With bold flavor, it and bright color is a showstopper beside any entrée. Tip: Purchase a block of fresh Parmesan from the local market. Using true Parmesan will round off the polenta with fruity and nutty notes.
 

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 8 ounces prepared polenta, cut into 8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 90
  • fat 5.2 g
  • satfat 3.2 g
  • monofat 1.3 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 8 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 14 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 138 mg
  • calcium 29 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler to high.

  2. Heat an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add polenta to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and butter. Broil 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese melts.

Cook's Notes

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