Creamy Polenta with Garlic Recipe

Creamy Polenta with Garlic

Cornmeal is transformed into a creamy polenta recipe when made with garlic-seasoned chicken broth and cream cheese

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  • PAMĀ® Organic Olive Oil No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 3-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese (Neufchatel)
Makes: 6 servings (about 2/3 cup each)

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  1. Spray large saucepan with cooking spray. Add garlic; cook over medium-high heat 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Add 2-1/2 cups broth; bring to a boil.
  2. Combine remaining 1 cup broth and cornmeal. Gradually add to broth in saucepan, stirring constantly with wire whisk until well blended.
  3. Cook over low heat 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Add cream cheese; cook and stir until cream cheese is melted completely and mixture is well blended.
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Amount per Serving
Calories 113  
  % Daily Value*
Total fat 2 g 4%
Saturated fat 1 g 6%
Cholesterol 6 MG 2%
Sodium 321 MG 13%
Carbohydrate 18 g 6%
Dietary fiber 1 g 3%
Sugars 1 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin A   2%
Vitamin C   1%
Calcium   2%
Iron   7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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* vs. leading cooking sprays (except olive oil), after spraying on glass bakeware, baking at 400°F for 30 min, cooling, and then washing in standard home dishwasher with detergent and repeating 4 times