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Dad’s Breakfast Polenta

 
One serving costs about $1.64

$1.64 per serving

3 people like this recipe

3 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 gluten-free,gluten free morning meal,brunch,breakfast
spoonacular Score:40%

Spoonacular Score: 40%

 

Dad’s Breakfast Polenta might be a good recipe to expand your breakfast collection. This recipe makes 4 servings with 344 calories, 13g of protein, and 14g of fat each. For $1.64 per serving, this recipe covers 13% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Foodista requires chicken stock, salt, turkey sausage, and green onions. 2 people were impressed by this recipe. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately approximately 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 39%. This score is not so great. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Dad's Breakfast Pizza, Steak & Eggs: Breakfast for Dad, and Dad's Ultimate Breakfast Burritos.

Ingredients

Servings:
3 cups
3 cups chicken stock
chicken stock
1 cup
1 cup polenta
polenta
4
4  diced bacon
diced bacon
0.5
0.5  green bell pepper
green bell pepper
5
5  green onions
green onions
4
4  turkey sausage
turkey sausage
0.25 cups
0.25 cups feta
feta
some
some salt
salt
some
some bell pepper
bell pepper
3 cups chicken stock
3 cups
chicken stock
1 cup polenta
1 cup
polenta
4  diced bacon
4
diced bacon
0.5  green bell pepper
0.5
green bell pepper
5  green onions
5
green onions
4  turkey sausage
4
turkey sausage
0.25 cups feta
0.25 cups
feta
some salt
some
salt
some bell pepper
some
bell pepper

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Prepare polenta according to package directions. (Be sure to season with some salt and pepper as well!) Meanwhile, cut bacon into small pieces and brown in a skillet with 1 tablespoon olive oil, on medium-high heat, until brown and crispy. Remove the bacon and reserve for later. Depending on your preference, you can either clean the pan and use 1 tablespoon olive oil, or you can cook the remaining veggies with a tablespoon of the bacon fat.) Add turkey sausage and bell pepper and saut until sausage is browned and cooked through. Add green onions, bacon, salt and pepper and saut for 5 more minutes. Add polenta to the meat and vegetables and stir to combine. Slowly stir in feta. Serve warm.

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.64
Ingredient
3 cups chicken stock
1 cup polenta
4 diced bacon
½ green bell pepper
5 green onions
4 turkey sausage
¼ cups feta
some bell pepper
Price
$2.31
$1.25
$1.13
$0.18
$0.40
$0.03
$0.88
$0.37
$6.56

Tips

Health Tips

  • With feta cheese, a little goes a long way, so you probably don't need to worry about using low fat varieties (plus, research suggests people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who eat reduced fat products!)

  • Unfortunately feta cheese is high in sodium, so if you're watching your sodium intake you might need to substitute another cheese. Some say rinsing the cheese also reduces its sodium content.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • 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

  • Traditionally, feta cheese is made from sheep's or goat's milk (or a combination of the two). Now some supermarkets sell "feta-style" cheeses made from cow's milk. If you want the authentic feta experience, be sure to read the label carefully.

  • 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.

Green Tips

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
343 Calories
12g Protein
13g Total Fat
41g Carbs
7% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
343
17%

Fat
13g
21%

  Saturated Fat
5g
31%

Carbohydrates
41g
14%

  Sugar
4g
6%

Cholesterol
29mg
10%

Sodium
566mg
25%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
12g
26%

Vitamin C
38mg
47%

Vitamin K
33µg
32%

Selenium
16µg
24%

Vitamin B3
4mg
23%

Vitamin A
926IU
19%

Vitamin B6
0.37mg
18%

Vitamin B2
0.3mg
18%

Phosphorus
156mg
16%

Vitamin B1
0.22mg
14%

Potassium
402mg
11%

Folate
33µg
8%

Copper
0.17mg
8%

Zinc
1mg
7%

Magnesium
29mg
7%

Iron
1mg
7%

Calcium
67mg
7%

Fiber
1g
7%

Manganese
0.11mg
6%

Vitamin B5
0.5mg
5%

Vitamin B12
0.28µg
5%

Vitamin E
0.6mg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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