Polenta Rounds with Caramelized Vegetables

Sauté a quick melange of peppers and seasonings to top ready-made polenta, then bake with a sprinkling of Cheddar cheese.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 32

Ingredients

2
(16-oz.) pkg. polenta, cut into 32 round slices
2
tablespoons purchased Italian salad dressing
2
teaspoons butter
1/3
cup chopped onion
1/3
cup diced green bell pepper
1/3
cup diced red bell pepper
1
tablespoon brown sugar
2
teaspoons finely chopped fresh oregano
1/4
teaspoon salt
4
oz. (1 cup) finely shredded white Cheddar cheese
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place polenta rounds on parchment-lined cookie sheet. Brush each with salad dressing. Set aside.
  • 2 Melt butter in small skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell peppers, brown sugar, oregano and salt. Cook about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Top each polenta round with rounded 1/2 teaspoon vegetable mixture.
  • 3 Bake at 400°F. for 10 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Immediately sprinkle each with Cheddar cheese. Remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
    Calories
    40
    (
    Calories from Fat
    20),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    2g
    2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    5mg
    5%;
    Sodium
    90mg
    90%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    4g
    4%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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