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Creamy Porcini Mushroom Polenta

 
One serving costs about $1.69

$1.69 per serving

27 people like this recipe

27 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 gluten-free,gluten free side dish
spoonacular Score:25%

Spoonacular Score: 25%

 

Creamy Porcini Mushroom Polentan is a gluten free side dish. This recipe makes 6 servings with 263 calories, 9g of protein, and 14g of fat each. For $1.69 per serving, this recipe covers 7% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up water, porcini mushrooms, heavy cream, and a few other things to make it today. 27 people have made this recipe and would make it again. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 30%. This score is not so super. Try Wild Mushroom Polenta with Porcini Sauce, Creamy polenta & mushroom ragout, and Polenta with Creamy Mushroom Sauce for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp butter
butter
1 cup
1 cup fresh dried porcini mushrooms
fresh dried porcini mushrooms
0.5 cups
0.5 cups heavy cream
heavy cream
1 cup
1 cup parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
1 cup
1 cup polenta
polenta
some
some salt
salt
4 cups
4 cups water
water
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp
butter
1 cup fresh dried porcini mushrooms
1 cup
fresh dried porcini mushrooms
0.5 cups heavy cream
0.5 cups
heavy cream
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup
parmesan cheese
1 cup polenta
1 cup
polenta
some salt
some
salt
4 cups water
4 cups
water

Equipment

sauce pan
sauce pan
whisk
whisk
sauce pan
sauce pan
whisk
whisk


Instructions

  1. In a large heavy bottomed saucepan, season water with salt and bring to a boil. Quickly whisk in the polenta until fully incorporated.
  2. Lower the heat to a simmer, add the butter and porcini and allow the polenta to cook, stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes.
  3. Finish by stirring in the cream and Parmesan cheese. If necessary, add salt to taste.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.69
Ingredient
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup fresh dried porcini mushrooms
½ cups heavy cream
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup polenta
Price
$0.12
$5.99
$0.65
$2.11
$1.25
$10.11

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

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 parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
262 Calories
9g Protein
13g Total Fat
25g Carbs
2% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
262
13%

Fat
13g
21%

  Saturated Fat
8g
53%

Carbohydrates
25g
9%

  Sugar
0.43g
0%

Cholesterol
43mg
15%

Sodium
494mg
21%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
9g
18%

Calcium
216mg
22%

Phosphorus
161mg
16%

Selenium
10µg
15%

Copper
0.29mg
15%

Vitamin B5
1mg
13%

Vitamin A
536IU
11%

Vitamin B2
0.15mg
9%

Zinc
0.99mg
7%

Magnesium
23mg
6%

Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5%

Vitamin B3
1mg
5%

Manganese
0.09mg
4%

Vitamin B12
0.24µg
4%

Potassium
138mg
4%

Vitamin B1
0.06mg
4%

Fiber
0.96g
4%

Vitamin D
0.44µg
3%

Folate
10µg
3%

Iron
0.49mg
3%

Vitamin E
0.3mg
2%

Vitamin K
1µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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