Creamy Polenta with Roasted Vegetables: A Cozy Dinner Idea

There’s something incredibly comforting about a bowl of creamy polenta topped with a heap of colorful, roasted vegetables. It’s a dish that speaks to the soul, warming you from the inside out. Perfect for those chilly evenings when you crave something hearty yet wholesome. I stumbled upon this recipe during a rustic weekend getaway in the mountains. Surrounded by the serenity of nature, I craved something that embodied the essence of comfort and simplicity. That’s how this dish became a staple in my kitchen, combining the creamy texture of polenta with the earthy flavors of roasted veggies. It’s easy enough for a weeknight dinner but special enough to serve to guests.

Creamy Polenta with Roasted Vegetables: A Cozy Dinner Idea

  • 1 cup polenta
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
Preheat and Prep

Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). In a large bowl, toss the cherry tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, and red onion with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper until everything is evenly coated.

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Roast the Vegetables

Spread the vegetables on a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until they’re tender and caramelized, stirring halfway through.

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Cook the Polenta

In a medium saucepan, bring the vegetable broth to a boil. Gradually whisk in the polenta, reduce the heat to low, and cook, stirring frequently, until the polenta is thick and creamy, about 15-20 minutes.

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Finish the Polenta

Stir in the butter and grated Parmesan cheese until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Spoon the creamy polenta into bowls and top with the roasted vegetables. Serve immediately and enjoy the melding of flavors.

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Final words

Diving into a bowl of this creamy polenta with roasted vegetables is like giving your taste buds a hug. It’s a simple dish that packs a flavorful punch, proving that comfort food can be both nourishing and indulgent. I hope you enjoy making and eating it as much as I do. Thank you for trying this recipe, and I wish you a delightful cooking experience. Don’t forget to explore other recipes on my site for more culinary inspiration!


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