You really can't beat creamy polenta with a fried egg on top--unless you add some roasted veggies, as we've done in this hearty and healthy meal in a bowl. Serve these bowls for a satisfying brunch, lunch or dinner that comes together in just 30 minutes. Feel free to swap (or add) in other veggies, such as broccoli, to customize your bowls according to what's in season or what you have on hand.

Robin Bashinsky
Source:, April 2019


Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place shallots on the prepared pan; drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil and toss to coat. Roast until lightly browned, about 12 minutes.

  • Add asparagus, mushrooms, vinegar, thyme, pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon oil to the pan with the shallots. Stir to coat. Roast until the vegetables are just tender, about 8 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine milk and stock in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Whisk in polenta; reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, whisking often, until thickened, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan.

  • Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add eggs, 1 at a time; cook, using a rubber spatula to keep the eggs separate, until the whites are completely cooked but the yolks are still slightly runny, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Spoon the polenta into 4 shallow bowls; top with the vegetables and eggs and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Nutrition Facts

453 calories; protein 20g; carbohydrates 44.2g; dietary fiber 4.7g; sugars 10.8g; fat 22.2g; saturated fat 6.9g; cholesterol 206.8mg; vitamin a iu 1514.4IU; vitamin c 7.7mg; folate 134.6mcg; calcium 289.9mg; iron 2.2mg; magnesium 42.5mg; potassium 754.9mg; sodium 673.9mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS RECIPE! I was just telling my sister that I wanted to make grits mushrooms and asparagus because it sounded delicious in my head. As I was searching for new and fun recipes for the week and I stumbled across this. I didn't have any shallots so I used a classic yellow caramelized onion, along with the asparagus and mushrooms. I was rushing and very hungry so I sauteed everything on the stovetop. This recipe came out so delicious! I can't wait to cook this for someone. Such a savory, intricate, comforting meal. thank you! Read More