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Tuesday's Cupboard—Blue Cheese Polenta with Sautéed Onions

Summertime comfort food

Hands-On Prep:  10 mins
Cook:  20-30 minutes
Serves:  6

Adapted from Weight Watchers cookbook, IN NO TIME ©2006_p. 158 Hearty Vegetarian Main Dishes

The adaptation I made used regular polenta, not instant as called for in the original recipe.  Cook instant polenta according to package directions, about 5 minutes (until thickened).

Blue Cheese Polenta with Sautéed Onions
Ingredients 1 T. sweet butter2-3 large sweet onions, sliced (Vidalia, Maui, or any sweet variety)1 T. sugar1 tsp. kosher saltdash of cayenne pepper
3 c. low-fat (1%) milk2 c. water1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper1 c. polenta3/4 c. crumbled blue cheese (Danish or Maytag blues are lovely with this)2 ounces Neufchâtel cream cheeseblack or rainbow peppercornschopped fresh chives (or a sprinkle of dried chives)
Make It!
1.   Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over high heat.  Add the sliced onions, sugar, 1/4 tsp. kosher salt and cayenne.  Stir occasionally until lightly golden, about 10 minutes.