Polenta with casalingo and mushrooms

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30 - 40 minutes
20 minutes
Casalingo Small


  • ½ cup dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1 cup fresh button mushrooms sliced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ cup fresh parsley
  • 250g polenta mix
  • 20 slices of Puopolo Casalingo thinly sliced


Put the dried mushrooms in a bowl and pour in 2 cups of boiling water, let when soak until soft, about 15-20 minutes. Drain and chop them roughly. Reserve the soaking water.

Put oil in a large skillet over medium heat, when hot, add the soaked and fresh mushrooms and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are tender, 10-15 minutes. Add wine and let it bubble away for 1 minute, then stir in garlic, parsley, and a cup of reserved soaking water. Cook until the liquid thickens a bit, 1-2 minutes, taste and adjust the seasoning. Turn off the heat.

Cook polenta following directions on the package.

Serve polenta topped with mushrooms and Puopolo Casalingo, garnish with remaining parsley.