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Grilled Polenta with Shrimp & Escarole

Grilled polenta tops sweet shrimp tossed with a spicy tomato and escarole sauce for supper with panache. If sodium is a concern, make sure to use the “no-salt added” tomatoes we've called for and skip the optional oil-cured olives. Make it a Meal: Serve this dish with some crusty olive-studded bread, to soak up the sauce, and steamed green beans.

» Grilled Polenta with Shrimp & Escarole

Roasted Winter Vegetables with Cheesy Polenta

Creamy polenta laced with sharp Parmigiano-Reggiano makes a savory bed for sweet roasted vegetables. Butternut squash and cauliflower florets are called for, but you could vary the combination of roasted vegetables depending on the season or your cravings at the moment. Complete the meal with a salad of assertive winter greens.

» Roasted Winter Vegetables with Cheesy Polenta

Cheesy Polenta & Egg Casserole

This memorable brunch centerpiece is rich with cheesy polenta, crumbled sausage and baked eggs.

» Cheesy Polenta & Egg Casserole

Creamy Polenta

This easy polenta takes only a few minutes of stirring before it's left to cook on its own to creamy perfection. If you have leftovers, chill them overnight in a greased pan, slice into slabs, brush with canola oil and broil until both sides begin to crisp. Serve as a side dish at supper or for breakfast with maple syrup or honey.

» Creamy Polenta

Shrimp Saltimbocca with Polenta

Saltimbocca is an Italian word that literally means “jump mouth,” presumably because of its bold flavors. The dish is traditionally made with veal and seasoned with sage and prosciutto. We love these flavors in our simple version made with shrimp. Store-bought polenta turns golden brown under the broiler for an easy accompaniment. Serve with: Sautéed green beans and red peppers.

» Shrimp Saltimbocca with Polenta

Polenta Wedges with Tomato Tapenade

Crispy pieces of polenta topped with a tangy sun-dried tomato tapenade makes a pretty and tasty appetizer.

» Polenta Wedges with Tomato Tapenade

Halibut Packets with Mushrooms & Polenta

Garlicky mushrooms spiked with bacon make a lovely garnish for halibut and polenta. We can’t decide what we like best about this dish: the flavors, healthfulness, ease or the fact that there is so little cleanup! Serve with steamed green beans tossed with olive oil, whole-grain mustard and a squeeze of lemon.

» Halibut Packets with Mushrooms & Polenta


Try our delicious recipes using polenta, a versatile ingredient in many healthy dishes.

Dating back to Roman times, polenta—an Italian porridge made from cornmeal—is a versatile ingredient in many healthy dishes. Our healthy polenta recipes, including creamy polenta recipes for breakfast, vegetarian polenta recipes, and more polenta recipes for dinner, often call for prepared or store-bought polenta to make fixing these polenta recipes even easier. Try our Shrimp Saltimbocca with Polenta for a healthy Italian polenta recipe or Polenta Wedges with Tomato Tapenade for a delicious polenta appetizer recipe.

COMMENTS POSTEDsort icon

Exactly what I was thinking. Corn didn't make it to what is now Italy until about the 16th century.

Anonymous

09/25/2013 - 9:00pm

How can a corn dish date back to Roman times? There was no corn (maize) in Europe until the Spanish conquest of the new world.

Anonymous

03/12/2013 - 4:20am

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