Recipes and Cooking Winter Garden Polenta 4.3 (4) By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 1, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 15 mins Slow Cook Time: 1 hrs 30 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 45 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup oil-packed dried tomatoes 5 cup boiling water 1 ½ cup coarse cornmeal or polenta ½ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 8 ounce package sliced fresh mushrooms 4 cup packaged fresh baby spinach Crumbled Parmesan cheese (optional) Directions Drain tomatoes, reserving 1 tablespoon oil. Snip tomatoes. Line a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with a disposable cooker liner. Combine tomatoes, the boiling water, cornmeal, the 1/2 cup Parmesan, the salt, basil, and crushed red pepper; stir well to combine. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 1/2 hours or on LOW for 3 hours, until cornmeal is tender. About 15 minutes before serving, in a large skillet heat reserved oil from tomatoes. Cook and stir mushrooms in hot oil for 5 minutes until tender. Add spinach; cook and stir just until wilted. Season to taste with salt. Stir polenta, then spoon into bowls;. Top with spinach and mushroom mixture and crumbled Parmesan. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 293 Calories 10g Fat 43g Carbs 11g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 293 % Daily Value * Total Fat 10g 13% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 7mg 2% Sodium 859mg 37% Total Carbohydrate 43g 16% Total Sugars 1g Protein 11g Vitamin C 30.7mg 154% Calcium 212mg 16% Iron 4.3mg 24% Potassium 552mg 12% Folate, total 24.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.3mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.