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Polenta With Creamy Spinach

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“Another one I can't wait to try- from Vegetarian Times. I've never had polenta before, so I'm excited! Also, the directions look long, but it's actually supposed to be a 30 minutes or fewer recipe, so don't be afraid!”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Fill large bowl with water.
  2. Add spinach, removing any large stems if desired; pat down to remove any dirt.
  3. Transfer leaves to large pot in batches.
  4. Place pot over high heat, cover and cook until spinach is just wilted, about 5 minutes.
  5. Drain, rinse under cold water and drain again.
  6. Squeeze to remove excess moisture.
  7. Coarsely chop spinach and set aside.
  8. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium-low heat.
  9. Add onion, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.
  10. In a separate small bowl, whisk together milk, cornstarch, flour and salt.
  11. Increase heat to medium and gradually whisk milk mixture into onion.
  12. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is steaming hot and thick, 3 to 5 minutes, then remove from heat.
  13. Stir in tomato and spinachm, and Gorgonzola if desired, and then cover to keep warm.
  14. Polenta: Prepare polenta according to package directions, using 4 cups water and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt.
  15. Spoon polenta into shallow bowls, and top with spinach mixture.
  16. Sprinkle with pepper, serve, and enjoy!

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