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Fast & Easy Dinner: Polenta With Chard

Fast & Easy Dinner: Polenta With Chard

A member of the beet family, Swiss chard is a dark, leafy green that's in season now. Chard's somewhat bitter taste can be neutralized by cooking.

In this vegetarian recipe, chard, the stellar ingredient, is sautéed with garlic. Placed on a bed of creamy polenta and topped with tangy blue cheese, this dish is filling and soothing. Bring Fall into your kitchen with this recipe when you

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Polenta With Chard

Polenta With Chard

Polenta With Chard

Ingredients

  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  2. 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  3. 1 bunch Swiss chard, stems trimmed and leaves cut into 1-inch strips
  4. Kosher salt and black pepper
  5. 1 cup instant polenta
  6. 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (such as Gorgonzola; about 2 1/2 ounces)

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add the chard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, tossing occasionally, until the chard is tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt. Slowly whisk in the polenta. Cook, whisking constantly, until the polenta thickens, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Divide the polenta among bowls and top with the chard and blue cheese.

Serves 4.

NUTRITION PER SERVING: CALORIES 278; FAT 11g (sat 5g); CHOLESTEROL 16mg; CARBOHYDRATE 36g; CALORIES FROM FAT 35%; SODIUM 1039mg; PROTEIN 11g; FIBER 5g; SUGAR 3g

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amyerin amyerin 8 years
I just started a new foodie website and I would love some contributers! check it out! Foodnetworkforum.com Come and talk food with me!
musicmixer musicmixer 8 years
I love, love, love swiss chard. And this recipe looks completely do-able for the novice cook... like me!
Food Food 8 years
I love stuff like this — it's truly comfort food!
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 8 years
mmmmm I'm definitely going to try this recipe. I love the combination of the creaminess of blue cheese with the bite of chard.
verily verily 8 years
Sauteed chard with garlic and bacon is my go-to recipe when trying to deal with the mountains of chard I get from my CSA all winter and early spring. I like the idea of polenta and blue cheese with this as a complete main course.
SarahPW SarahPW 8 years
sounds delicious- can't wait to try it!
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