Mushroom Polenta with Spaghetti Sauce

polenta slathered in spaghetti sauce and mushrooms
Prep Time: 
1 hours 25 minutes, plus 25 minutes cook time
Number of Servings: 
Serves 6
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  1. Bring the water (including mushroom soaking water) and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Whisk in the polenta. Stir constantly until it begins to thicken. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Pour the polenta into a shallow lightly oiled glass baking dish and smooth out to about 12 inch thick. Refrigerate 1 hour or until the polenta is firm. Slice the polenta into squares or rectangles.
  3. To prepare the sauce, heat the oil in a skillet and sauté the garlic, onions, and mushrooms for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the spaghetti sauce and basil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. While the sauce is cooking, pan fry the polenta.
  4. Oil a cast iron skillet or griddle with safflower oil and pan fry the slices on each side until golden and crisp. Place on a serving platter.
  5. Ladle the tomato sauce over the polenta when serving. Garnish with parsley.
Nutrition Info: 
360 calories, 4 g fat (11% calories from fat), 10 g protein, 68 g carbohydrate, 13 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 326 mg sodium


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