Cheesy Chile Polenta

Pass up regular side dishes for a perky cheese polenta.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8

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
  • 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
    12%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    30mg
    30%;
    Sodium
    610mg
    610%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    26g
    26%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    8g
    8%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    20%;
    Iron
    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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