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Autumn Squash Polenta

This mix combines polenta with the sweet flavor of autumn harvest squash and comes in an easy-to-make, convenient and instant format.

  • Convenient and easy to prepare

  • Sweet squash flavor

  • Non-GMO and naturally gluten-free

  • Manitou Trading Company
    Price: $11.85
    $0.95 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Use as a bed for a traditional Italian ragu

  • Prepare and use as-is for a side dish

  • Prepare as directed, let cool until firm, slice and sauté to make polenta cakes

  • Basic prep

    Bring 4 cups water or stock to boil. Very slowly whisk in 1 cup polenta. Whisk while simmering for 3 minutes, until very thick. To make polenta cakes, pour in greased loaf pan, and chill 2 hours. Slice and prepare as desired.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a cool, dry place.

    Ingredients

    Corn meal, Butternut squash, Maple sugar, Parmesan cheese buds (Maltodextrin, whey solids, natural parmesan cheese flavor, salt), Salt, Contains 2% or less of Pumpkin powder (pumpkin, maltodextrin, corn flour, sunflower lecithin), Spices, Leek, Contains Milk

    Autumn Squash Polenta is an enticing combination of sweet butternut squash and creamy, rich polenta accented with a combination of herbs and spices. In Italian cooking, polenta is typically prepared as a mush or porridge. Polenta is a hearty, comforting, extremely versatile Italian-style accompaniment to a wide variety of dishes. What's more, since it is simply made from finely ground corn, it is naturally gluten-free.

    In Italy, corn is most often served as polenta, a staple dish in Northern Italy. Polenta can carry many different flavors, and as such, offers endless options for variation. It can also be made with either white or yellow corn, and can be ground coarse or fine.

    In Italy, polenta with ragu is traditionally served directly on wooden planks, rather than in a bowl or on a plate, harkening back to a time before dishware, when polenta was poured directly onto a well-scrubbed tabletop. This ancient rustic style is called "polenta spianatora," or "polenta spread flat." Putting the polenta in the center of the table meant that those with the longest arms (the adults) reached the best parts of the ragu first. The wooden plank presentation style is still used almost exclusively throughout Italy.

    Polenta is a nutritious dish, offering an excellent source of iron and a good source of vitamin A and potassium, along with dietary fiber.

    Autumn Squash Polenta is an enticing combination of sweet butternut squash and creamy, rich polenta. Accented with a combination of herbs and spices, this easy to prepare side dish is ready to eat with little more effort than boiling water. Try pairing Autumn Squash Polenta with roast pork or grilled poultry.

    Classic recipe

    Autumn Squash Polenta Cakes with Bacon

    Our Autumn Squash Polenta is studded with sweet butternut squash and flavored with maple syrup, leeks and Parmesan cheese. Our recipe for crisp cakes is garnished with fresh tomato, basil and shaved parmesan.