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Truffled Polenta

Truffled Polenta

A two-ounce bottle of truffle oil costs about $12, but a little goes a long way to add an earthy and seductive fragrance to this easy side dish. Look for small bottles of the oil in gourmet grocery stores or online. It's also delicious drizzled over mashed potatoes or risotto.

Cooking Light JANUARY 2008

  • Yield: 2 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup polenta and 3/4 teaspoon oil)


  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/3 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup dry instant polenta
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white truffle oil


Combine milk, broth, and salt in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Gradually add polenta, stirring constantly with a whisk. Cook 1 minute or until thick over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in cheese. Drizzle with oil. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 237
  • Calories from fat: 28%
  • Fat: 7.4g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 12.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 30.3g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 514mg
  • Calcium: 331mg

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