Main Dishes

Creamy Polenta with Wild Mushrooms and Mascarpone

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The flavorful wild mushrooms and cool, creamy and slightly sweet mascarpone are really a great combination with the warm, creamy polenta. It’s such a nice side dish and nice way to switch up those ho-hum sides that always seem to come to mind when I plan for dinner.

For polenta:
4 1/2 cups 2% milk
1 cup coarse ground polenta
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
For mushrooms:
1 lb mixed fresh mushrooms (cremini, porcini, oyster and chanterelle), cleaned and sliced into bite-sized pieces
6 tablespoons butter
2 garlic cloves, smashed then minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons parsley, chopped finely
To finish:
1/2 cup mascarpone
2 tablespoons Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated
Prepare polenta. In a saucepan, bring milk to a simmer. Add polenta slowly, whisking until blended into the milk. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until polenta is thick, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat...
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Nutritions

Calories
2477

Sodium
4170mg
173% DV

Fat
161g
248% DV

Protein
59g
118% DV

Carbs
187g
63% DV

Fiber
21g
84% DV

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3/4 c granulated sugar
1/2 c vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 c mashed banana
1 t vanilla extract
1/4 t almond extract
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
3/4 t salt
2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
coarse sugar
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Nutritions

Calories
205

Sodium
262mg
10% DV

Fat
0.55g
0% DV

Protein
5g
10% DV

Carbs
44g
15% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV