These individual spoon breads are an elegant accompaniment to roast beef or pork, or serve them with a tossed salad, such as Endive Salad with Pomegranate Seeds, Persimmon, and Pecan Vinaigrette, as a light supper.

Recipe by Cooking Light November 2006


Recipe Summary

6 servings (serving size: 1 spoon bread)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425°.

  • Lightly coat 6 (8-ounce) soufflé dishes with cooking spray; sprinkle evenly with breadcrumbs. Set aside.

  • Combine milk and polenta in a medium saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer 4 minutes or until thick. Remove from heat. Add cheese and prosciutto, stirring until cheese melts.

  • Beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form (do not overbeat). Gently stir one-fourth of egg whites into polenta mixture; gently fold in remaining egg whites. Gently spoon mixture into prepared dishes; arrange dishes on a baking sheet. Place spoon breads in oven. Immediately reduce oven temperature to 350°. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until spoon breads are set. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; calories from fat 27%; fat 5.5g; saturated fat 2.6g; mono fat 0.9g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 12.7g; carbohydrates 21.1g; fiber 1.3g; cholesterol 18mg; iron 1.8mg; sodium 576mg; calcium 205mg.