Cheesy Polenta and Ham Gratin

Enjoy this Italian-inspired polenta and ham casserole – a cheesy dinner made ready in 45 minutes!

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
tablespoon butter
1/4
cup finely chopped onion
3/4
cup whipping cream
1
oz. (1/4 cup) shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
1
(1-lb.) pkg. prepared polenta, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1
cup cooked ham strips (2x1/4x1/4-inch)
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded Swiss cheese
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Melt butter in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until softened but not browned, stirring frequently.
  • 2 Add whipping cream and Parmesan cheese; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook 2 to 4 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Arrange polenta slices, overlapping and layering if necessary, in bottom of sprayed baking dish. Top with ham and Swiss cheese. Pour sauce over top.
  • 4 Bake at 425°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and cheese is lightly browned. Sprinkle with parsley.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    440
    (
    Calories from Fat
    280),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    31g
    31%
    (Saturated Fat
    19g,
    19%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    115mg
    115%;
    Sodium
    1040mg
    1040%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    19g
    19%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    20g
    20%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    30%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    40%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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