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Creamy Mushroom Ragu

Creamy Mushroom Ragu

over Polenta Cakes with Arugula Salad

Precooked polenta is truly a gift: the work of turning it nice and creamy has already been done, meaning that you can focus on taking it to the next level. Here, that means searing it in a pan until it gets nice and creamy on the outside and tantalizingly tender on the inside. With a creamy mushroom sauce on top and a balsamic-dressed salad to the side, that amounts to nothing less than polenta perfection.

Tree Nuts

Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time30 minutes


serving amount

8 unit

Button Mushrooms

2 clove


1 unit


¼ ounce


¼ ounce


½ tube


1 unit

Veggie Stock Concentrate

4 tablespoon

Sour Cream

(Contains Milk)

2 ounce


1 ounce

Pine Nuts

(Contains Tree Nuts)

2 teaspoon

Balsamic Vinegar

¼ cup

Parmesan Cheese

(Contains Milk)

Not included in your delivery

1 tablespoon


(Contains Milk)

2 tablespoon

Olive Oil




Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Calories550 kcal
Energy (kJ)2301 kJ
Fat39 g
Saturated Fat12 g
Carbohydrate37 g
Sugar9 g
Dietary Fiber5 g
Protein17 g
Cholesterol50 mg
Sodium820 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Large Pan


Preheat and Prep

Wash and dry all produce. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Trim, then thinly slice mushrooms. Mince garlic. Halve, peel, and mince shallot. Strip thyme leaves from stems; discard stems. Roughly chop leaves. Finely chop parsley. Slice half the polenta into ½-inch rounds (use the rest as you like).

Cook Polenta

Heat a thin layer of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat (we used 1 TBSP). Add polenta and cook until browned and crisp on surface, 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer to a baking sheet and place in oven to keep warm.

Cook Mushrooms

Melt 1 TBSP butter in same pan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and cook, tossing, until tender, 5-6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from pan and set aside.

Make Gravy

Heat a drizzle of olive oil in same pan over medium heat. Add shallot, thyme, and garlic. Cook until softened, 2-3 minutes. Pour in ½ cup water and stock concentrate. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and let simmer until reduced to a saucy consistency, 2-3 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Stir in sour cream and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper.

Make Salad

In a medium bowl, toss arugula, pine nuts, 2 tsp balsamic vinegar (we sent more), and a large drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Plate and Serve

Divide polenta between plates. Spoon over gravy. Sprinkle with Parmesan and parsley. Add salad to the side and serve.