Showing posts from April 1, 2014

Tuesday Cupboard—Classic Italian Polenta

A yummy entrée for Easter brunch

Serve this classic Italian dish with your favorite marinara & a simple salad of fresh greens & mixed cherry tomatoes tossed in Newman's Own Lite Cranberry-Walnut dressing.  Healthy & delicious!

From My Name is Yeh by food blogger, Molly Yeh

Click HERE for the original recipe

For my lighter, but cheesier version...

•  Substitute nonfat or low-fat milk for whole milk
•  Substitute part-skim ricotta for whole-milk ricotta
•  Instead of 2 whole eggs, use 1/2 c. egg substitute

To boost the cheesy flavor, I used a whole 6 oz. container of pre-shredded Parmesan, plus 2 tablespoons.

I used a whole bunch of green onions & 3 T. of dried chives instead of fresh chives in the polenta.  I used dried chives in the ricotta topping, as well.

Kosher salt brings out the subtle combination of flavors!