Crispy Polenta with Asparagus and Creamy Tomato Sauce

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225 CALORIES 28g CARBS 8g FAT 10g PROTEIN
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Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
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(6 PointsPlus®)

This simple dish is the perfect thing to make when you want something special, that tastes indulgent, but you are short on time. Buying prepared polenta significantly cuts down the cooking time and the simple sauce of diced tomatoes, cream cheese, and Parmesan comes together in minutes. Paired with just about any veggie it is delicious, but I am partial to asparagus, especially when its in season.

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Crispy Polenta with Asparagus and Creamy Tomato Sauce

Crispy Polenta with Asparagus and Creamy Tomato Sauce

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 15 Min
TOTAL TIME: 20 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 18 oz tube precooked polenta, sliced into 12 rounds
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 cups asparagus
  • 1 tsp oregano (or dried rosemary)
  • 14 oz. canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

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Instructions

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Option 1: Preheat oven over to 400 degrees. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 6-8 minutes on each side until crispy. At the same time, roast the asparagus on another baking sheet in the oven. Spray with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. .

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Option 2: Preheat the grill to medium heat. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill for 6-8 minutes on each side until crispy. At the same time, grill the asparagus. Spray with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper.

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Meanwhile add the tomatoes and their juices to a sauce pan. Bring to a simmer and stir in the cream cheese, Parmesan, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Let simmer for 5-6 minutes until it thickens. Serve over the polenta and asparagus.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 3 polenta rounds and 3/4 cup asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225
Calories from Fat 76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
13%
Saturated Fat 4g
17%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 16mg
5%
Sodium 700mg
30%
Total Carbohydrate 28g
9%
Dietary Fiber 4g
18%
Sugars 6g
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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