Weekly Recipe Update: As Seen on TV: Low-Fat Creamy Polenta and Homemade Marinara Sauce!

Chef Steve’s Low-Fat Creamy Polenta with Homemade Marinara Sauce!

Polenta with Marinara Sauce

This week, we are doing a cooking segment on KCAL 9 News with Sandra Mitchell (May 21, 2013 at 2:40 pm PST). Chef Steve and I will be making this wonderful polenta and talking about the work we are doing in Los Angeles. We’ll be working with Mighty Mato super tomatoes! I figured, why not put the recipe up on our website and let everyone at home give it a try! Be sure to comment below and let us know if you what you think.

Polenta is a delicious, gluten free cornmeal that makes an excellent base for some great dishes. Top this with my all-purpose marina sauce for a delicious, nutritious meal!

Low-Fat Creamy Polenta
Recipe Type: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Gabby
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Serves: 8
This tasty polenta is sure to fill your tummy with some healthy goodness!
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup polenta or yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup low-fat cheese (this is optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter (this is optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (this is optional)
  1. Bring water and salt to boil over medium-high heat.
  2. While whisking water (use a wire whisk), pour the polenta in slowly (be careful, the water is HOT!!)
  3. Keep whisking until the polenta is thick and does not rest on the bottom of the pot.
  4. cover the pot and continue cooking. Stir every few minutes for about 40 minutes (if you want your polenta soft, cook for less time).
  5. Add the cheese, butter, and red pepper flakes and serve immediately!
Serving size: 4 oz. Calories: 82 Fat: 6 g Carbohydrates: 6 g Sugar: 1 Sodium: 393 mg Protein: 2

Click here for my homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe!

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