Pumpkin Sage Polenta

This delicious Pumpkin Sage Polenta recipe is super easy to make and ready in 30 minutes. A great healthy side dish packed full of flavor.

pumpkin sage polenta in white bowl

If you are looking to make something a little different for a side dish, you need to give this Pumpkin Sage Polenta recipe a try. Super easy to make and ready in less than 30 minutes.

This recipe is very flavorful thanks to the pumpkin puree and fresh sage but none of them stand out. A very well-balanced dish. I know I hate it when one ingredient stands out more than the others.

pumpkin sage polenta

Never heard of Polenta and curious what it is? It’s basically boiled cornmeal which is ground yellow or white dried corn. It’s also commonly referred to as Corn Grits. I’m pretty confident that most grocery stores in your area carry it.

If you are interested in the health benefits of polenta, I would suggest this wonderful article on the health benefits of Polenta. Regardless of the nutritional benefits, I personally really like the flavor and texture of it.

closeup of polenta in white bowl

You will need the following ingredients to make this Pumpkin Sage Polenta recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Water, Polenta, Kosher Salt, Pumpkin Puree, Fresh Sage, Parmesan Cheese and Unsalted Butter.

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the water, polenta and salt. Bring to a boil whisking periodically.
  2. Lower the heat and let the polenta simmer, stirring constantly. Add the pumpkin puree and fresh sage, and continue stirring for about 15 minutes.
    ingredients for pumpkin sage polenta
  3. Stir in the parmesan cheese and butter. Serve immediately while hot and creamy.
    pumpkin sage polenta in saucepan

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Pumpkin Sage Polenta

Pumpkin Sage Polenta

This delicious Pumpkin Sage Polenta recipe is super easy to make and ready in 30 minutes. A great healthy side dish packed full of flavor.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 172 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan

Ingredients
 

  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Polenta
  • 2 Tsp Kosher Salt
  • ½ Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Sage, chopped
  • ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, cubed

Instructions
 

  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together the water, polenta and salt. Bring to a boil whisking periodically.
  • Lower the heat and let the polenta simmer, stirring constantly. Add the pumpkin puree and fresh sage, and continue stirring for about 15 minutes.
  • Stir in the parmesan cheese and butter. Serve immediately while hot and creamy.

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 6gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 916mgPotassium: 86mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 3418IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 110mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Bernadette says:

    I just love this Pumpkin Sage Polenta. My family and I love anything pumpkin and this recipe was right on the top of my list. It did not take very long to make and made a great side dish.

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