Polenta with Leeks, Onions, Wine, and Cheese

Tiffany Bannworth

By
@MissAnubis

This creamy, decadent dinner is Italian comfort food. Right up there with traditional pastina.

Warm up a cold evening, with this dish. It will brighten both the spirit and your palate.

Buono appetito!


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Ingredients

POLENTA

3 c
polenta, yellow or white
1 qt
broth, beef or lamb
2 c
vegetable broth
1/2 stick
butter
3 Tbsp
italian seasoning
1 Tbsp
seasoned salt
1 c
cream

SAUCE

1
leek, cut in pieces
1
yellow onion, sliced
1
red onion, sliced
1/2 stick
butter
3 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1/2 c
red wine
1 c
extra sharp cheddar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large, heavy bottomed, lidded pot, place all the polenta ingredients, save the cream. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low-medium or a bubbling simmer. Cook for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
2
After about 15 minutes, start the sauce. Place all sauce ingredients, save the cheese, in a lidded saucepan. Cook on medium for 10 minutes.
3
After that, add cheese, reduce heat to low. Stir until sufficiently blended. Then cover for 5 more minutes.
4
When polenta is cooked through, add cream and turn off heat.
5
Serve by ladling polenta on a plate and spoon on sauce.
6
Optionally sprinkle with fresh herbs and parmesan.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Regional Style: Italian