Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard with Rosemary Polenta

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Whenever I am looking for vegetarian comfort food, I immediately think about polenta. I love the creamy texture, corn flavor, and its ability to transform virtually any roasted vegetables into a comforting main dish. Lately I have been loving butternut squash, so I decided to roast it with some Swiss chard and then pair it with a simple rosemary Parmesan polenta. It's warm and filling and it will quickly become a favorite when you crave a big bowl of comfort.

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The Recipe

Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard with Rosemary Polenta

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 40 Min
TOTAL TIME: 50 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1 U medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 U medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed (1 inch)
  • 4 cups Swiss chard, stemmed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup skim milk (use unsweetened almond milk for vegan)
  • 1 cup polenta
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (use half the amount of nutritional yeast for vegan)

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Instructions

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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Toss the red onion, butternut squash, and Swiss chard with the olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Place on a baking sheet or in a glass baking dish. Roast for 30 minutes or until squash is tender and chard has wilted.

2

Meanwhile, make the polenta. Bring the water and milk to a boil. Turn heat down to low and whisk in the polenta. Cook the polenta, stirring constantly, for 5-7 minutes until thick. Cover and cook for 20 more minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in the rosemary and cheese. Stir together until cheese melts. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

3

Serve roasted butternut squash and chard over polenta.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 333
Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
14%
Saturated Fat 2g
11%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 6mg
2%
Sodium 681mg
30%
Total Carbohydrate 54g
8%
Dietary Fiber 5g
15%
Sugars 8g
Protein 10g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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January 28, 2016 - 09:28
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You know it's a great recipe when every bit contains something delicious and different! I loved the roasted veggies in this recipe - and it was my first experience with swiss chard. Next time I'll add just a touch of salt to the polenta, and my veggies roasted much faster than the recipe. Other than that perfection!
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