Cheese and Red Pepper Polenta

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430 kcal
11 g
100 mg
Vitamin D: 
0.15 IU
% Ca recommended daily intake: 
  • 1 L water
  • 240 g corn meal (or polenta, uncooked)
  • 1 can whole kernel corn mixed with red peppers
  • 1 can green chiles
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 15 g margarine or but
  • 400 g cheese (Cheddar or similar), low-fat, shredded
  • 1 can black or pinto beans


  • cilantro sprigs
  • 1 red bell pepper (cut into rings)


  1. In a medium sauce pan, bring the water to a boil. Gradually add the cornmeal or polenta. Reduce heat to low.
  2. Continue stirring, add the corn, chiles and the salt. Cook 6-8 minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally.
  3. Gently stir in the margarine, cheese and beans.
  4. Remove from the heat and transfer to a serving dish.
  5. Garnish with red bell pepper rings and cilantro.
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