Saturday, August 14, 2010

Polenta with Sockarooni White Bean Sauce



I’m spending my Saturday evening making pie as a thank-you to the wonderful family who loaned me their home for a magazine shoot. They did so much for me; I just hope blueberry plum pie and a French pie dish will be enough to show my gratitude.

I have some downtime while the pies are in the oven and wanted to share another recipe from Foodbuzz’s Family Bites. It’s another easy one with Sockarooni sauce. This time vegetarian.

Polenta with Sockarooni White Bean Sauce Printer Version
2/3 jar Newman’s Own® Sockarooni Pasta Sauce
Dash of red pepper flakes
1 can white beans, drained and rinsed
1 tube basil-garlic or plain polenta
3 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt & pepper to taste
Dried parsley, optional

Place the beans, pasta sauce, and a dash of red pepper flakes in a saucepan and warm through over medium heat.

Meanwhile, slice the polenta into ½ -inch slices. Place 1 Tbsp butter into a nonstick skillet and melt over medium heat. Add the polenta and cook on both sides until warmed through. Repeat with the remaining polenta slices and butter.

Place the polenta slices on a serving platter or on plates and top with the sauce mixture. Sprinkle with a little Parmesan cheese, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 4 | Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes

Recipe and photograph by Laura Flowers.


10 comments:

ButterYum said...

Another post featuring the mysterious Sockarooni Sauce... I guess I'm going to have to buy a jar.

:)
ButterYum

The Southern Cookbook said...

Laura, I have to buy some of this sauce. Sounds really good. It Sounds like you can make a lot of flavorful recipes with it. :)

Monet said...

Laura,
This sounds and looks delicious. I am very tempted to buy a jar of this sockarooni sauce. Yum! I can't wait to see pictures of that pie too. I'm sure you did an amazing job.

Susi said...

Looks fantastic! I bet I could even get my meat loving husband to eat this one :o)

Rosy said...

So delicious looking. Great photo!

jessprof said...

You know, I just want to thank you for making a recipe that looks good, probably tastes really good and is easy with only a few ingredients! One thing that bugs me about "good" cooking is that you usually need fresh herbs. I either kill the plants or the packaged ones go bad and wastes the $3.00 spent on them! Anyway, your recipe is basically like, two steps! Awesome for a mom of three and full-time student! Kudos!

Joy said...

That looks yummy. I have been dying to try to make polenta but I haven't had the opportunity. Great recipe.

Veronica said...

I love your vegetarian meals! Thanks for another great one.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Mmm what a tasty and hearty vegetarian dinner. Thanks for the recipe, Laura!

Cristie said...

You've peeked my interest in this Sockarooni Sauce. It sounds like it could come in handy and taste better than a homemade version. I'm certain your friends loved your offering.

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