Roasted Root Vegetables with Goat Cheese Polenta


This is true healthy comfort food--a bowl of soft, creamy polenta topped with warm roasted vegetables infused with garlic and sage.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 servings



  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

  • ½ cup polenta fine cornmeal or corn grits

  • ¼ cup goat cheese

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or butter

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or butter

  • 1 clove garlic, smashed

  • 2 cups roasted root vegetables (see associated recipes)

  • 1 tablespoon torn fresh sage

  • 2 teaspoons prepared pesto

  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. To prepare polenta: Bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to low and gradually add polenta (or cornmeal or grits), whisking vigorously to avoid clumping. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Stir, cover and continue cooking until thickened and creamy, about 10 minutes more. Stir in goat cheese, oil (or butter), salt and pepper.

  2. Meanwhile, to prepare vegetables: Heat oil (or butter) in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add roasted vegetables and cook, stirring often, until heated through, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in sage and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more.

  3. Serve the vegetables over the polenta, topped with pesto. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Associated Recipes

Sheet-Pan Roasted Root Vegetables

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

442 Calories
28g Fat
41g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1 cup polenta & 1 cup vegetables
Calories 442
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 9g 18%
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Vitamin A 6075IU 121%
Vitamin C 12mg 14%
Folate 53mcg 13%
Sodium 589mg 26%
Calcium 149mg 11%
Iron 2mg 8%
Magnesium 34mg 8%
Potassium 416mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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