Breakfast Polenta with Roasted Tomatoes, Eggs and Bacon
Simple Breakfast Polenta is made with over easy eggs, fresh roasted tomatoes and bacon. Busy morning friendly. Serves two. For a vegetarian friendly option, omit the bacon.
Through brief evaluation, I discovered that I enjoy a combination of eggs and tomatoes for breakfast. While writing this post for 10 Healthy Breakfast Ideas, it donned on me that 4 out 10 recipes in the collection contain eggs and tomatoes. A few weeks ago, I discovered that I enjoy the combination of eggs, tomatoes and polenta for breakfast, too.
If you haven’t tried or heard of polenta, here’s the scoop. It’s derived from corn. According to this article, it’s basically the same thing as cornmeal. You can use cornmeal in place of polenta, as long as it’s at least medium grind cornmeal. It tastes very similar to grits. If you were raised in the south, you’ll probably develop a massive food crush for it. Love at first bite.
A few of the polenta recipes I found online and in cookbooks included parmesan cheese in the ingredients list. Since I’m one of the world’s biggest fans of fresh parmesan cheese, I mixed parmesan cheese and butter into the cooked polenta. I even sprinkled a little freshly grated parmesan on top of the completed. I used my little hand-held cheese grater to accomplish this. I simply grated the cheese over top of the dish. BOOM. Extra cheesy-ness.
I highly recommend including the freshly chopped oregano in this recipe. Fresh herbs give any savory dish and extra boost of flavor. If you don’t have oregano, you could use freshly chopped thyme or basil in place of it.
I made this recipe for myself but I was only able to eat half of it. There’s a lot of food here, and it’s more suitable for a party of two. Nutrition information listed below is reflected for 1 serving out of two. I made this recipe for myself but was only able to eat half of it. This recipe makes a lot of food and it suitable for 2 people. If desired, you may split all ingredients between 2 serving bowls and serve that way. You can also serve in one dish and each person may take their desired amount for a serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 470 Total Fat: 25g Sodium: 265mg Carbohydrates: 40g Sugar: 2g Protein: 19g
I made this recipe for myself but was only able to eat half of it. This recipe makes a lot of food and it suitable for 2 people. If desired, you may split all ingredients between 2 serving bowls and serve that way. You can also serve in one dish and each person may take their desired amount for a serving.