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Baked Herbed Polenta Stars

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 10

Bake this Italian-inspired star-shaped polenta stars – a cheesy side dish. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

5
cups water
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1 1/2
cups yellow cornmeal
1/2
cup whipping cream
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
2
teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
1
tablespoon olive oil

Steps

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  • 1
    Grease 15x10x1-inch baking pan. In large saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. While stirring water in a circular motion with wire whisk, add cornmeal in a slow steady stream, keeping water boiling continuously. Reduce heat to low; continue cooking, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick, about 5 to 15 minutes depending on type of cornmeal.
  • 2
    Add cream, cheese and Italian seasoning; mix well. Pour into greased pan. Cool 15 minutes. At this point, polenta can be covered and refrigerated until serving time.
  • 3
    To serve, heat oven to 400°F. With assorted star-shaped cookie cutters, cut polenta into stars. (Polenta scraps can be combined and re-rolled to cut additional stars.) Brush both sides of each star with oil; place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 4
    Bake at 400°F. for 10 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Expert Tips

  • These polenta stars are particularly pretty when they are cut in different sizes. Purchase several sizes or a graduated set of star cookie cutters from a cookware store, and get the whole family involved in cutting out shapes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
410mg
17%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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