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creamy polenta
Creamy Polenta with Shiitakes, Roasted Squash and Pumpkin Seeds {GF, Vegan}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
A super hearty vegan and gluten-free creamy polenta recipes topped with earthy fall flavors - meaty shiitake mushrooms, soft and sweet butternut squash and crunchy toasted pumpkin seeds.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Healthy, Vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 467 kcal
Author: Vicky
for the polenta:
  • 1 cup dry polenta
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons high quality extra virgin olive oil
for the mushrooms:
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 7 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and thinly sliced
  • "!for the squash:"
  • 1 small butternut squash cubed
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
for garnish:
  • 1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
  • fresh chopped parsley
  • fresh chopped rosemary
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Toss cubed squash with 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper. Place on baking tray and bake for 30-40 minutes until cooked through.
  3. Heat pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil and garlic. Cook until aromatic and add mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally until mushrooms are browned.
  4. Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a pot. Add polenta, salt and pepper, reduce heat and simmer, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add nutritional yeast, coconut cream, and 2 tablespoons high quality olive oil. Mix.
  5. Serve polenta topped with squash, mushrooms, pumpkin seeds, parsley and rosemary.
  6. Drizzle with additional olive oil as desired.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Polenta with Shiitakes, Roasted Squash and Pumpkin Seeds {GF, Vegan}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 467 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 23mg1%
Potassium 997mg28%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 20015IU400%
Vitamin C 40.2mg49%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.