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Cheesy Chile Polenta

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  • 20 min prep time
  • total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Pass up regular side dishes for a perky cheese polenta.

Bake-Off® Contest 38, 1998
Deborah McGuire
West Linn, Oregon

Ingredients

Polenta

4
cups water
1 1/2
cups uncooked polenta or yellow cornmeal
1
(11-oz.) can Green Giant™ SteamCrisp® Mexicorn® Whole Kernel Corn, Red and Green Peppers, drained
1
(4.5-oz.) can Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
1
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
6
oz. (1 1/2 cups) shredded Cheddar cheese

Garnish, if desired

Sour cream
Chopped fresh cilantro
Red bell pepper rings
Fresh cilantro sprigs

Steps

  • 1 In medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Gradually add polenta, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low. While stirring constantly, gradually add corn, chiles and salt. Cook 6 to 8 minutes or until very thick, stirring constantly.
  • 2 Remove from heat. Stir in butter and cheese. Spoon onto large serving platter. Garnish as desired.
  • 1 In medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Gradually add polenta, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low. While stirring constantly, gradually add corn, chiles and salt. Cook 6 to 8 minutes or until very thick, stirring constantly.
  • 2 Remove from heat. Stir in butter and cheese. Spoon onto large serving platter. Garnish as desired.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 3/4 Cup
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
610mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
9%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
4g
4%
Protein
8g
8%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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