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Polenta Stuffed Mushrooms with Walnuts

12
Serves
68
Calories
14
Nutrients
11
Vitamins

Ingredients

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 clove garlic , minced
1 cup skim milk
1 sprig thyme
a pinch cayenne pepper
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
48 small mushrooms
1 tablespoon olive oil

Cooking Instructions

For the polenta:
1. Heat the olive oil in a pot over low heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, keeping the heat low so the garlic doesn't burn.

2. Add the milk, thyme, bay leaf and cayenne pepper. Increase the heat and bring the milk to a boil.

3. Slowly, whisk the cornmeal into the hot milk. After all the cornmeal has been added, cook 3 to 4 minutes more, stirring constantly.

4. Remove the pot from the heat and slowly stir in the grated cheese. Generously season the polenta with salt and pepper.

For the mushrooms:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Carefully remove the stems from the mushrooms. Arrange the mushroom caps on a nonstick baking sheet with the tops up. (Reserve the stems for another use.) Brush the top of the mushroom caps with olive oil and sprinkle them with salt.

3. Cook the mushrooms in the oven until they are thoroughly cooked, about 10 to 15 minutes for small mushrooms.

4. Turn the mushrooms over and season the insides with salt and pepper. Fill the caps with polenta. Break each walnut half into two pieces and place a walnut piece on top of each stuffed mushroom.
(This can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.)

5. Heat the stuffed mushrooms in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes before serving, longer if the stuffed mushrooms are cold from the refrigerator.

6. Serve warm on small plates.

Serving Size: 4 mushrooms

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 12
Serving Size
0
Calories
68
Protein
3 g
Total Carbohydrate
6 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Soluble Fiber
0 g
Insoluble Fiber
0 g
Sugar
2 g
Total Fat
4 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Monounsaturated Fat
1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
2 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
2 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
1 g
Percent Calories from Protein
17 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
35 %
Percent Calories from Fat
54 %
Vitamin A
78 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
3 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Biotin
13 mcg
Vitamin C
3 mg
Vitamin D
66 IU
Folate
25 mcg
Vitamin E
0 IU
Vitamin K
0 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
0 mg
Calcium
62 mg
Iron
1 mg
Phosphorus
131 mg
Potassium
341 mg
Sodium
26 mg
Zinc
0 mg