Luxurious Wild Mushrooms and Creamy Polenta


This dish is a comforting earthy delight that brings out the deep flavors of wild mushrooms.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people


For the Mushrooms

For the Polenta


Prepare the Creamy Polenta

  • a. In a medium saucepan, bring the broth to a boil.
  • b. Gradually whisk in the polenta or grits. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring often, until the mixture thickens and the polenta is tender. This will take about 20-25 minutes for polenta and about 5-10 minutes for grits.
  • c. Stir in the butter, Parmesan cheese. Season with salt. If the mixture becomes too thick, you can add a bit more broth or water to reach your desired consistency. Keep warm.

Cook the Wild Mushrooms

  • a. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter with olive oil. Once heated, add the sliced wild mushrooms.
  • b. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms release their moisture and start to brown, about 8-10 minutes.
  • c. Add the minced garlic and fresh thyme leaves. Continue to cook for another 2 minutes until the garlic is fragrant.
  • d. If using wine, pour it into the skillet to deglaze, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom. Allow the wine to reduce by half.
  • e. Season with salt and pepper.

Assemble and Serve

  • a. Spoon the creamy polenta or grits onto plates or a serving dish.
  • b. Top with the sautéed wild mushrooms.
  • c. Garnish with fresh parsley and optionally, more grated cheese.
  • Serve hot and enjoy the delicious harmony of earthy wild mushrooms and the creamy texture of the polenta or grits. This dish pairs wonderfully with a glass of white wine or a light red.
Keyword Healthy, Mushrooms, Polenta
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