Polenta With Marinara and Meatballs Recipe

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Polenta With Marinara and Meatballs
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  1. Prepare the Marinara Sauce; In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, sautéing until onions soften and garlic browns, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, white wine, and butter. Add meatballs to pot, and season with salt and pepper. Stir in parsley and basil; simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, in a 20-quart stockpot, bring 12 quarts water to a boil; add salt. Slowly add cornmeal a handful at a time, stirring constantly with a large wooden stick or spoon to prevent lumps. Cook until polenta has thickened and just begins to cling to the stick, about 45 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. On a large (at least 72 inches-by-40-inches) clean wooden table or counter, carefully pour out polenta, rolling it out with the stick to smooth. Polenta should be about 1 1/2-inch thick.
  4. Pour marinara sauce and meatballs over polenta. Sprinkle evenly with cheese; serve immediately.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 377.68 Kcal (1581 kJ)
Calories from fat 165.75 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.42g 28%
Cholesterol 29.8mg 10%
Sodium 331.78mg 14%
Potassium 273.89mg 6%
Total Carbs 41.17g 14%
Sugars 1.53g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4.14g 17%
Protein 12.2g 24%
Vitamin C 17.7mg 30%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Calcium 253mg 25%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 308.46 Kcal (1291 kJ)
Calories from fat 135.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.04g 28%
Cholesterol 24.34mg 10%
Sodium 270.97mg 14%
Potassium 223.69mg 6%
Total Carbs 33.62g 14%
Sugars 1.25g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3.38g 17%
Protein 9.96g 24%
Vitamin C 14.5mg 30%
Iron 2mg 14%
Calcium 206.7mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.3
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

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