Creamy Spinach Polenta

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154 CALORIES 27g CARBS 2g FAT 7g PROTEIN
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This creamy spinach polenta is such a dreamy side dish. Packed with Parmesan cheese and earthy spinach, it screams comfort food and makes the perfect side dish for slow roasted meats, veggies, and beans. Personally I love serving it with this Slow Cooker Beef Ragu, Italian Red Pepper Chicken, and Pork Paprikash. Some folks have reached out nervous about making polenta since it has turned out gritty in the past. The key I have found is adding the polenta very slowly and stirring it constantly at the beginning.

The Recipe

Creamy Spinach Polenta

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 30 Min
TOTAL TIME: 35 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 2 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup polenta, dry
  • 10 oz. frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and drained
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper

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Instructions

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1

Bring the broth, milk, and salt to a boil. Turn heat down to low and whisk in the polenta. Cook the polenta, stirring constantly, for 5-7 minutes until thick.

2

Cover and cook for 20 more minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.

3

Turn off heat and stir in the spinach and cheese. Stir together until spinach is warm and cheese melts. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 2/3 cup (227g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154
Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 5mg
2%
Sodium 771mg
34%
Total Carbohydrate 27g
9%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 4g
Protein 7g

* 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.

Creamy Spinach Polenta
† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
3 Comments
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Leisha
December 5, 2018 - 17:19
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Has anyone freezed this recipe in small toddler portions?
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Mark Bidinger
September 19, 2018 - 10:29
Anybody tried with Broccoli or Broccoli Rabe?
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nicholas.barney...
January 23, 2018 - 14:39
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I have just made this and I really like it. Im going to tweak it slightly to match my own preference, but it really is a tasty side dish.
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