Pumpkin Polenta

WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE:

Pumpkin polenta is the perfect comfort food for this time of year when we crave all things pumpkin-flavored.

Polenta pairs well with just about anything so enjoy as an appetizer, side dish or even a snack. ┬áPlus, with the added pumpkin you’re getting a superfood packed with antioxidants!

NOTES:

You can enjoy this pumpkin dish on Cycles 2-4 of the 17 Day Diet: Activate, Achieve and Arrive Cycles!

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Pumpkin Polenta
Polenta is the Italian version of cornmeal mush. Cooking polenta use to be time-consuming requiring contact stirring for almost an hour to make it smooth. Now, with instant polenta, it's a snap and worth doing.
Pumpkin Polenta
Course Dinnner, Lunch
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Dinnner, Lunch
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Pumpkin Polenta
Instructions
  1. Put the broth, pumpkin puree, cumin, cinnamon, salt, pepper, and cayenne (if using) into a large saucepan.
  2. Set over medium-high heat; whisk occasionally until the pumpkin dissolves and the mixture comes to a simmer.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Whisk in the polenta.
  4. Continue stirring until thick and creamy, about 3 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Tips:

*A whisk is important, it helps keep the polenta creamy. A wooden spoon will work, but your polenta will be lumpy not creamy.

*Feel free to add other spices like sage.

*Add 2 ounces of finely grated fat-free cheese to the polenta by stirring it in at the end after the pan is off the heat.

*You can easily double this recipe to feed a crowd!

 

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