Creamy Polenta with Mushroom Ragu

What's for dinner tonight? can't think of anything nice to make it up to your loved ones. Here is this superb Italian recipe which is fancy, vegetarian, and tasty. Creamy Polenta always sounds a nice idea itself but with mushroom Ragu, it tastes out of the world. Believe you me you make it and others finish it in a minute.



Polenta is a dish made with cornmeal which is tasty and healthy as well. I have made this tangier mushroom ragu with cherry tomatoes and spinach. Doesn't it sound better?

Let's start cooking


Creamy Polenta with Mushroom Ragu

Yield: 2-3 servings

Total time: 1 hour


Ingredients


For mushroom Ragu

Button mushrooms, chopped, 2 cups

Olive oil, 2 tbsp

Garlic, minced, 3-4 cloves

Onion,chopped, 0.5 cup

Tomato puree, 1 cup

Cherry Tomatoes, 0.5 cup

Spinach, chopped, 1 cup

Mixed Italian herbs, 2 tsp

Pepper

Salt



For Polenta

Cornmeal, 2 cups

Water, 500 ml

Butter, 2-3 cubes

Parmesan cheese, grated, 1 cup

salt


Direction


For mushroom ragu

  • In a pan heat olive oil, add garlic and onions, saute for a minute. Add tomato puree, mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes.

  • Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes. now add spinach, mixed Italian herbs, and mix.

  • Cook till cherry tomatoes are broken and spinach is wilted.

  • Season with pepper and salt.

  • Mushroom Ragu is ready.



For Polenta

  • In a saucepan bring water to boil, add cornmeal few at a time and continue whisking it to break lumps.

  • Add butter and parmesan cheese. mix everything.

  • Season with salt and pepper. cook till creamy.

  • Now serve hot Polenta with mushroom ragu on the top. Happy dinner.


Notes


  • Add salt in the end to the ragu, otherwise mushroom will sweat and the ragu will get watery.

  • You may add any kind of cheese you like to the polenta.

  • If you happen to make too much polenta, you can freeze the leftover and later make polenta fries.

  • Use fresh herbs if you have on hand.

  • You may use different types of cherry tomatoes available.



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