Breakfast Polenta

by Sep 2nd, 2010 // Breakfast, Recipes, Veggie Friendly

Breakfast Polenta

Breakfast Polenta

Breakfast can get really repetitive in our house, so we decided to mix things up this morning with a vegetarian friendly breakfast polenta. My kid wakes up very hungry so I tried to speed the process along with a little help of the microwave. *Gasp* It doesn’t taste microwaved. I promise.

Believe it or not using veggie sausage made this dish incredibly flavorful. My kid asked for some extra veggie sausage on the side. I obliged and we enjoyed a nice family breakfast veggie style. Now for the recipe…

Breakfast Polenta Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins  Cooking Time: 15 mins

Ingredients:
3/4 cup polenta
3 cups water
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic (crushed)
2 veggie sausage patties (such as Morning Star)
1 cups frozen spinach (mostly thawed)
salt & fresh pepper

In a large microwave safe bowl combine polenta, salt and water and microwave on high for 8 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for a minute or two. Add veggie sausage patties and break up with the back of a spoon until crumbly. Add spinach and continue to saute. When polenta is done, give it a good stir and add it to the skillet. Stir to combine and sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Serves 4.

Breakfast Polenta

combining

7 Comments on “Breakfast Polenta”

  1. 1.) Candace Walsh
    September 3rd, 2010

    I LOVE savory breakfasts. O Magazine has some wonderful inclusions in the current issue, including a savory hot cereal that I will make right after your breakfast polenta dish. My mainstays are Trader Joe's steel cut quick oats, with several tablespoons of nutritional yeast stirred in, once it's ladled into a bowl, and then I salt it with Herbamare or plain old salt. I also love to poach eggs in Imagine's Cuban black bean soup puree, OR in the TJ black bean soup (in the Tetrapack) Then I serve it over millet toast, sprinkle with nutritional yeast, and slice some avocado and plop that on top, too : )

    Keep up the good work; I love your blog! Are you familiar with Mothering magazine? We have a cooking feature each issue (Peggy's Kitchen) and I'd love to talk to you about contributing an article.

    Candace
    Features Editor
    Mothering Magazine

  2. 2.) Jackie
    September 3rd, 2010

    Looks so tasty, Rebecca…thanks! I can't wait to try it. Please tell Chef Gus the girls say hi!!!

  3. 3.) Kristie
    September 9th, 2010

    This looks spectacular and easy AND I have the ingredients on hand. I know what we'll be having for dinner tonight!

  4. 4.) CookingWithMyKid
    September 9th, 2010

    Trader Joe's sells frozen fresh chopped garlic. You can just pop out a cube and add it to whatever you are making without having that garlic smell on your hands. :)

  5. 5.) CookingWithMyKid
    September 9th, 2010

    Let us know how it comes out!

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