Can you believe there’s only a couple of days left until December? Wow, time has really flown by this year. Normally during this time people start reflecting on this year’s events and experiences in their life; they also start thinking about what changes they want to make during the next year. If your goal is to eat a little healthier, than I have a recipe for you.
Last night, I had a dream about eating polenta, which is the most random food I have dreamed about yet. Anyways, it made me want to make a dish with polenta. So I decided to make a sweet potato hash with leftover sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving, alongside the polenta. This super simple dish was made in one pot, so it’s also easy clean-up for you.
- Polenta (I used Bob’s Red Mill Organic Polenta)
- 2 Small Sweet Potatoes, peeled
- 2 Green Onions
- Half of Green Bell Pepper
- 2-4 Slices of Bacon
- 2 Tbsp. of Mascarpone Cheese
- 1Tbsp. of Butter
- Cook Polenta according to packaging, making sure to stir often to avoid burning.
- While the polenta is cooking, clean and chop/cube the sweet potatoes, green onions, green bell pepper, and bacon.
- Fry the bacon in the pan.
- Once cooked, place the bacon on a separate plate and place the cubed sweet potatoes in the pot (no need to remove the bacon grease from the pan).
- Once the sweet potatoes are tender, set them aside and saute the green onions and green bell pepper. Season with salt and pepper.
- Mix the bacon and sweet potatoes in the pot with the sauteed green onions and green bell pepper. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- At this point, the polenta should be cooked so you can add the mascarpone and butter to it. Then season with salt.
- Plate everything and enjoy!
Normally, a potato hash is made with a sunny side up egg (or two), but this is totally optional. I find that adding a sunny side up egg to any dish gives it a layer of creaminess. Also, you don’t see my polenta because I tried to create a cake out of it, but it didn’t set quick enough.
As I stated before, this recipe was super easy to make and super delicious to eat. I hope that you’ll give it a try. If you do try this recipe– or if you make another version of a hash — let me know below. Questions about this recipe or want to see more recipes? Comment below as well. Please subscribe to my blog, like this (and other posts of mine), share with your friends and family, pin it on Pinterest, etc. Thanks as always for reading my post!