Sautéed Vegetables with Polenta Recipe


  • 2 cups polenta or coarse cornmeal
  • 12 ounces Fontina or dry Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium beet, peeled, cut in quarters and thinly sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup vegetable broth or water


  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a simmer over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of kosher salt, then slowly stir in the polenta. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring frequently until polenta is creamy, thick, and tender. Add cheese and stir to combine. Cover and remove from heat.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until starting to brown. Add beets and carrots and cook until starting to soften. Add zucchini and season again with salt and pepper. Once zucchini starts to brown add wine and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add thyme and broth and cover. Cook until all vegetables are tender. Taste and season again if necessary.
  3. Spoon polenta into shallow bowls, top with veggies and serve.