Creamy Polenta with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

Number of Servings: 4 (281 g)
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 min.
Creamy Polenta with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

Coulis is a thick sauce made from pureed vegetables or fruit and used on meat, vegetable dishes or as a soup base. In this recipe, the coulis is stirred into the polenta and then baked until firm and cut into wedges.


  • Coulis:

    • 1 red bell pepper, roasted and seeded
    • 1 garlic clove
    • 1 Tbsp. water


    • 1¾ cups 1% milk
    • 1¾ cups water
    • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
    • ¼ tsp. salt
    • 1 cup cornmeal
    • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

    Optional Garnishes*:

    • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the roasted pepper, garlic and 1 tablespoon of the water. Process until smooth; set the coulis aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Lightly coat a 9″ round cake pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine the milk, remaining water, olive oil, and salt. Whisk in the cornmeal and place over medium heat. Whisk constantly until the polenta begins to thicken.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and resume stirring with a wooden spoon. Cook, stirring frequently, until the polenta pulls away from the sides of the pan (45-50 minutes).
  5. Stir in the coulis. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan and sprinkle with the cheese.
  6. Bake until firm (15-20 minutes). Let stand in the pan for 10 minutes before serving. Cut into wedges and sprinkle with thyme, if desired.

*Optional garnishes have not been included in the rating of this recipe.


Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 281 g

Amount per serving
Calories 205
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 8mg 2%
Sodium 255mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 22g
Protein 7g
Vitamin D 1.3mcg 6%
Calcium 163.4mg 15%
Iron 1.3mg 6%
Potassium 320mg 6%
Vitamin A 118.5mcg 15%
Vitamin C 38.2mg 40%
Vitamin E 1.1mg 6%
Vitamin K 3.7mcg 4%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 25%
Niacin 2.7mg 20%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 26.8mcg 7%
Vitamin B12 0.5mcg 20%
Biotin 4.1mcg 15%
Chloride 165.1mg 8%
Pantothenate 0.6mg 20%
Phosphorus 199.5mg 15%
Iodine 26.7mcg 20%
Magnesium 56.2mg 15%
Zinc 1.2mg 10%
Selenium 9.3mcg 15%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.2mg 8%
Chromium 10mcg 30%
Molybdenum 20.8mcg 45%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Water, 1% Milk, Whole Grain Yellow Cornmeal, Red Bell Pepper, Olive Oil, Parmesan Cheese ((pasteurized Part-skim Cow's Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Cellulose Powder Added To Prevent Caking, Potassium Sorbate To Protect Flavor), Garlic, Salt.

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