Soft Polenta with Wild Mushroom Sauté

Soft Polenta with Wild Mushroom Sauté

Estimated Time: 25 Minutes - 179 Calories

A versatile dish topped with wild mushroom for that exotic effect!


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced leek
  • 12 ounces wild mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup quick-cooking polenta
  • 2 tablespoons shredded fresh pecorino Romano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons shaved fresh pecorino Romano cheese


  1. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add leek to pan; cook 2 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms; cook 7 minutes or until moisture evaporates, stirring occasionally. Stir in parsley, sherry, sage, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; cook 1 minute.
  2. Combine 2 cups water, bay leaves, and broth in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Gradually add polenta to pan, stirring constantly with a whisk. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until thick, stirring frequently with a whisk. Remove from heat; discard bay leaves. Stir in remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and shredded cheese. Spoon 2/3 cup polenta onto each of 6 plates; top each serving with 1/2 cup mushroom mixture and 1 teaspoon shaved cheese.

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