Roasted Winter Vegetables with Cheesy Polenta

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Roasted Winter Vegetables with Cheesy Polenta
adapted by Farmer Dave’s from
Eating Well

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cauliflower florets (or broccoli, romanesco, or brussels sprouts)
  • 4 cups cubed peeled butternut squash, (or sweet potato, carrots, pumpkin or beets)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely minced garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth, or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary, or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 2/3 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese, preferably Parmigiano-Reggiano

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 500°F.
  2. Toss cauliflower, squash and onion in a large bowl with oil, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and salt. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring once, until tender and browned in spots, 25 to 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine broth and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Slowly whisk in cornmeal, rosemary and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper until smooth. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until very thick and creamy, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in cheese; remove the polenta from the heat. Serve the vegetables over the polenta.