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Cheesy pumpkin polenta

cheesy pumpkin polenta



1.Place pumpkin in a microwave-safe bowl; cover; microwave on HIGH (100%) for about 3 minutes. Remove pumpkin with tongs, place on chopping board. When cool enough to handle, cut off skin and scoop out seeds; discard. Cut pumpkin into wedges.
2.Put pumpkin back in bowl; cover. Microwave on HIGH (100%) for about 8 minutes, or until pumpkin is soft. Drain, return to bowl; mash pumpkin until smooth.
3.In a medium saucepan, heat water to boiling; gradually stir in polenta with a wooden spoon. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring, for about 10 minutes, or until polenta is thick. Remove from heat.
4.Add butter, cheese and pumpkin to polenta; stir until smooth. Season to taste.
5.Sprinkle with extra cheese before serving.

Be careful when taking the pumpkin out of the microwave as the bowl will be very hot.


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