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.
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.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
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.
🥣 How do I make Pumpkin Sage Polenta
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.
Pumpkin Sage Polenta
- 3 Cups Water
- 1 Cup Polenta
- 2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- ½ Cup Pumpkin Puree
- 1 teaspoon Fresh Sage, chopped
- ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded
- 2 tablespoon Unsalted Butter, cubed
- 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.
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.