Slow Cooker Ricotta-Spinach Polenta with Tomato Salad
Slow Cooker Ricotta-Spinach Polenta with Tomato Salad
  • prep: 25 min
  • cook: 6 hr 25 min
  • total: 6 hr 50 min
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  • Summary

    Polenta is often used as a neutral carb canvas for a rich sauce or braised meat, but here the creamy ricotta-and-spinach-enriched polenta is the centerpiece, with a simple little tomato salad on top for freshness. An egg on top is great, but optional.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups polenta (not instant or quick-cooking)
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into bits
    • Kosher salt
    • 5 ounces baby spinach (about 5 loosely packed cups)
    • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the eggs
    • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 4 large eggs (optional)
    • 1 cup grated Parmesan
    • 1 cup whole or part-skim milk ricotta
    • 5- to 7-quart slow cooker

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 510 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 20 g 30.26%
    • Saturated Fat: 10 g 51.69%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 128 mg 42.55%
    • Sodium: 440 mg 18.34%
    • Calcium: 354 mg 35.42%
    • Potassium: 304 mg 8.68%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 4.71%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 69 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 3.51%
    • Sugar: 2 g
    • Protein: 15 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 25.6%
    • Vitamin C 16.95%
    • Vitamin D 3.22%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs4
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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