Polenta & pancetta stuffing

Polenta & pancetta stuffing

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr, 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

Add this unusual, creamy stuffing to your Christmas banquet this year

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
268
protein
12g
carbs
12g
fat
19g
saturates
9g
fibre
2g
sugar
3g
salt
2.19g

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 x 70g packs cubetti di pancetta
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 thyme sprigs, leave stripped and finely chopped, plus extra to serve
  • 1 x 500g pack ready-cooked polenta, chopped into cubes
  • 50g parmesan, grated
  • 250ml single or whipping cream
  • 250ml chicken or vegetable stock

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. In a large frying pan, gently fry the onion in the oil until soft, about 8-10 mins. Stir in the pancetta, garlic and thyme, and cook until the pancetta is browned and crisp. Stir in the polenta and half the cheese and cook for a few mins – don’t worry if the polenta breaks up. You can prepare up to this stage up to a day ahead.
  2. Add the cream and stock to the pan, mix thoroughly, then pour into an oiled baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over and bake for 40 mins or until browned on top. Allow to stand for 10 mins before serving.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2010

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anamarie15's picture

Lovely flavour, great coeliac recipe but everyone loved it.....

eirianthomas's picture
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Made this for my coeliac-suffering mum as a stuffing alternative for Christmas day ... and everybody bogged in!
Am now going to try it with the addition of leeks for a weekday dinner.
Gorgeous!

clairelafford's picture
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WOW !!!! This is def one to try. I prepared a Christmas dinner for 5 of my best girlfriends last week, using about 6 of the 'Good Food' dishes. This was by far the best, my husband has now asked for me to make it for Christmas day. I and my friends loved it. RECOMEND!!! Great as a leftover too!!

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