Get Our FREE Cookbook!

From cookies to bars, breads to muffins you're sure to find something special to bake in this FREE cookbook -- Healthy Everyday Baking. DOWNLOAD your copy today!

E-Book
  • Blog
  • »
  • Creamy Goat Cheese Polenta with Arugula Salad and Bacon

Creamy Goat Cheese Polenta with Arugula Salad and Bacon

Posted by immaeatthat
January 29, 2016
Featured in: The Garden, Dinner
Jump to recipe
For the foodie creatives out there, amp up this Creamy Goat Cheese Polenta recipe with a fresh Arugula Salad and a Bacon garnish

For the foodie creatives out there, amp up this Creamy Goat Cheese Polenta recipe with a fresh Arugula Salad and a Bacon garnish.

by

Welcome to my i-love-creamy-polenta Party.

It's also a goat cheese party.  

For the foodie creatives out there, amp up this Creamy Goat Cheese Polenta recipe with a fresh Arugula Salad and a Bacon garnish

Now before we talk creamy, let's discuss this dish in entirely.  In addition to way delicious polenta that will change the way you make polenta 4.EV.ER, this dish also has a fresh pop of arugula salad and a crispy bacon garnish.  A bacon garnish? Yes.

I made this dish on a whim a couple weeks ago and knew I wanted to share it with the world.  Everyone should have goat cheese polenta in their life.  But I would like to say, polenta purists should look away.  Because, you see, into the polenta I added in red bell peppers and scallions.  

You may think, "ohhh. That's gonna interrupt the creaminess of the polenta!"  But it'll be fine.  The polenta is still deliciously creamy.  I think I'm going to a record of how many times I can say creamy in one post.  I'm at 4.  Creamy.  Now I'm at 5. 

For the foodie creatives out there, amp up this Creamy Goat Cheese Polenta recipe with a fresh Arugula Salad and a Bacon garnish

Now.  Just in case you haven't seen this.  I had to show you.  It's a mini polenta grilled cheese.  Oh goodness.  That's going to happen soon.  

But for now, you should most definitely try out this creamy polenta adorned with vegetables and bacon.

 

For the foodie creatives out there, amp up this Creamy Goat Cheese Polenta recipe with a fresh Arugula Salad and a Bacon garnish

Need dinner inspiration? Try this creamy goat cheese polenta with arugula salad AND BACON! @immaeatthatblog
For the foodie creatives out there, amp up this Creamy Goat Cheese Polenta recipe with a fresh Arugula Salad and a Bacon garnish

Creamy Goat Cheese Polenta with Arugula Salad

Yield

serves 4-5 (nutrition facts are for 4 servings)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups polenta
  • 4-5 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup scallions, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 3 cups arugula
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • pinch sea salt
  • 8 pieces cooked bacon

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.  Add in red bell peppers and scallions.  Cook until veggies are softened, about 8 minutes.  Add in 1 cup chicken broth and whisk in 1/2 cup polenta.  Let polenta absorb chicken stock.  Continue whisking as you add in 1 cup chicken broth and another 1/2 cup polenta.  Continue adding polenta and chicken stock while whisking, until all chicken stock is used up.  This process should take about 20 minutes.  Just keep whisking! Finally, whisk in goat cheese until smooth.  
  2. In a bowl, toss together arugula, cherry tomatoes, 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sea salt.  Divide creamy polenta among 4 shallow bowls.  Top with a couple pieces of bacon and the arugula salad.

Print this recipe

immaeatthat

immaeatthat
Kylie Mitchell is a Registered Dietitian and the founder of the food/ lifestyle blog immaeatthat.com. She started the blog 5 years ago in an effort to stop disordered eating and help people fall back in love with a healthful relationship with food. Kylie works to promote positive body image, intuitive eating and HAES. Kylie also specializes in creative recipe development and high-res food photography. When not behind the computer or camera, Kylie works as an eating disorder dietitian. She is the author of The Single Serving Cookie eBook and The Cookie Dough eBook. Kylie lives in Houston, TX with her husband and puppy, where she likes to over- share on Instagram.
More posts by immaeatthat
comments powered by Disqus
x

Never miss a new post. Sign up to subscribe.

Automat:ee