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Creamy Polenta with Egg, Arrabiata & Bacon

 
One serving costs about $2.42

$2.42 per serving

103 people like this recipe

103 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 gluten-free,gluten free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:51%

Spoonacular Score: 51%

 

You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Creamy Polenta with Egg, Arrabiata & Bacon a try. This recipe makes 4 servings with 550 calories, 21g of protein, and 36g of fat each. For $2.42 per serving, this recipe covers 16% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe is liked by 103 foodies and cooks. A mixture of bacon, eggs, goat cheese, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so flavorful. To use up the eggs you could follow this main course with the Rose Levy Beranbaum's Chocolate Tomato Cake with Mystery Ganache as a dessert. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and fodmap friendly diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 58%. This score is good. Similar recipes include Creamy Polenta with Bacon and Sage, Creamy Polenta with Bacon and Cranberries, and Creamy Breakfast Polenta with Asiago, Thyme, Bacon, and Poached Eggs.

Ingredients

Servings:
8 slices
8 slices bacon
bacon
2 oz
2 oz cream cheese
cream cheese
4
4  eggs
eggs
some
some fresh parsley
fresh parsley
4 oz
4 oz goat cheese
goat cheese
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp olive oil
olive oil
1 cup
1 cup polenta
polenta
some
some black Salt & Pepper
black Salt & Pepper
8 slices bacon
8 slices
bacon
2 oz cream cheese
2 oz
cream cheese
4  eggs
4
eggs
some fresh parsley
some
fresh parsley
4 oz goat cheese
4 oz
goat cheese
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 cup polenta
1 cup
polenta
some black Salt & Pepper
some
black Salt & Pepper

Equipment

baking sheet
baking sheet
paper towels
paper towels
microwave
microwave
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
baking sheet
baking sheet
paper towels
paper towels
microwave
microwave
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
oven
oven


Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Slowly whisk in the polenta, whisking continuously until there are no lumps and it begins to thicken slightly. Reduce the heat to medium-low and allow the polenta to simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep it from overcooking.
  3. When the polenta has thickened and become tender, stir in the goat cheese and cream cheese. Stir until the cheese are melted and fully incorporated into the polenta. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Meanwhile, place the bacon on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place in the preheated oven on the middle rack. Roast for 15-18 minutes or until the bacon is golden and crisp. When it is done, remove it from the oven and place the bacon strips on a paper towel-lined plate. Set aside.
  5. In a small saucepan or in the microwave, heat the marinara sauce until just simmering. Keep warm until you are ready to assemble your bowls.
  6. In a large non-stick skillet, heat the 1 T olive oil over medium heat. If your pan is large enough, add the four eggs and allow them to cook until the whites are opaque but still a bit runny on the top. Put a lid over the pan and turn off the heat. Allow the eggs to continue cooking under the lid until the whites are set but the yolk is still runny. If your pan is small, fry the eggs in batches.
  7. To assemble the bowls, spoon even amounts of polenta in each bowl. Top with a spoonful of the arrabiata, 1 egg and 2 slices of bacon. Garnish with chopped thyme or parsley leaves. Serve immediately.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.42
Ingredient
8 slices bacon
2 ounces cream cheese
4 eggs
some fresh parsley
4 ounces goat cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup polenta
Price
$2.26
$0.59
$0.96
$0.63
$3.81
$0.17
$1.25
$9.67

Tips

Health Tips

  • Don't make the mistake of assuming turkey bacon is healthier than pork bacon. Read the labels and look for short ingredient lists (not too many artificial ingredients, preservatives, and other additives). If you're watching your sodium intake, pay attention to that too. It is also important to note that the American Institute for Cancer Research has stated the consumption of ANY processed meat could increase your risk of developing cancer. Although it is not yet clear what causes the increased cancer risk, it could be the preservatives or other chemicals commonly used during processing.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If you need to soften a block of cream cheese before using it, you can unwrap it and heat it in the microwave on high for 10-15 seconds at a time until it is soft enough.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • If you have too much bacon (is this even possible?) you can freeze individual slices by laying them between sheets of wax paper. Even better, you can put them on a single sheet of wax paper and roll the paper in such a way that you can just unroll it later and remove however many slices you want.

  • Surprising tip: you will end up with better bacon if you add water to the skillet when cooking it on the stovetop. For large amounts of bacon, you can also prepare bacon in the oven.

  • get more cooking tips
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Nutritional Information

Quickview
549 Calories
20g Protein
36g Total Fat
33g Carbs
6% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
549
27%

Fat
36g
56%

  Saturated Fat
14g
92%

Carbohydrates
33g
11%

  Sugar
1g
1%

Cholesterol
221mg
74%

Sodium
700mg
30%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
20g
42%

Vitamin K
68µg
66%

Selenium
30µg
43%

Phosphorus
269mg
27%

Vitamin A
1159IU
23%

Vitamin B2
0.38mg
22%

Vitamin B6
0.33mg
16%

Copper
0.3mg
15%

Vitamin B1
0.22mg
14%

Vitamin B5
1mg
14%

Vitamin B3
2mg
12%

Iron
2mg
12%

Vitamin B12
0.7µg
12%

Zinc
1mg
11%

Calcium
86mg
9%

Vitamin E
1mg
9%

Folate
33µg
8%

Vitamin D
1µg
8%

Magnesium
29mg
7%

Potassium
251mg
7%

Vitamin C
5mg
6%

Manganese
0.1mg
5%

Fiber
0.77g
3%

covered percent of daily need

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