Dinners Under $10 – Polenta with Kale and Portebella Mushrooms

dinners under $10 polenta with kale and portebella mushroomsIt’s time for another Dinner under $10 recipe thanks to Everyday with Rachael Ray! A year subscription is only $8.99 if you click the link 🙂

Today’s recipe is Polenta with Kale and Portebella Mushrooms and it is in the April issue of the magazine. To see more dinner recipes under $10 you can go to my dinners under $10 category.

SERVES 4 PREP 45 min BAKE 20 min
Salt and pepper
¾ cup instant polenta
3 ½ tablespoons butter
4 ounces Portobello mushroom caps, coarsely chopped
1 bunch kale (about 12 ounces), stems trimmed and leaves chopped
1 ½ tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
3 ounces provolone cheese, shredded (about ¾ cup)
  1. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish. In a heavy, medium saucepan, bring 3 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil over high heat. Add the polenta in a thin stream, whisking constantly. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring constantly, until thick, 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Spread evenly in the prepared baking dish.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons water, then add the kale in batches, allowing each batch to wilt slightly before adding the next. Cook, stirring, until tender, about 8 minutes; season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt the remaining 1 ½ tablespoons butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until golden, about 3 minutes. Slowly pour in the milk, whisking, and cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens, about 10 minutes; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400°. Top the polenta with the kale mixture. Spoon the cream sauce evenly over the kale mixture and top with the provolone. Bake until warmed through, about 15 minutes. Increase the temperature to 450° and bake until golden, about 5 minutes.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Debbie April 15, 2009 at 3:04 am

Yum! That looks incredible. I’ll definitely give this one a try.


2 LittlePeopleWealth April 15, 2009 at 10:22 pm

So far I have loved all of her recipes!


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