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Polenta Muffins with Green Peas and Teleme Cheese

Polenta Muffins with Green Peas and Teleme Cheese

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These salty polenta muffins with green peas stuffing are perfect as a party appetizer! Easy to make and vegetarian, they will be a healthy treat your guests will love. 

I don’t know how I came up with the idea to make these muffins. It just popped into my head! I was thinking about polenta and how to make this dish a little bit more sophisticated and the result were these delicious, easy to make polenta muffins.

These polenta muffins are great served as party appetizers and don’t require a lot of cooking. You can use vegan cheese if you want or even tofu. I recommend smoked tofu, my favorite. Since I gave up dairy I’ve been eating it a lot!

So, what do you think about these polenta muffins? Try them and let me know how they turned out. If you want a somewhat different polenta muffins recipe, check out Angie’s! It looks great. Will try soon.

Polenta Muffins with Green Peas and Teleme Cheese Appetizer

Polenta Muffins with Green Peas and Teleme Cheese

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 8+ polenta muffins,

Polenta Muffins with Green Peas and Teleme Cheese

These salty polenta muffins with green peas stuffing are perfect as a party appetizer and are very easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup organic cornmeal
  • 1 cup grated teleme cheese
  • 8 tbsps frozen or fresh green peas (1 tbsp per muffin)
  • one medium onion, chopped
  • a bunch of parsley
  • a bunch of green onion or ramps (I used ramps)
  • sea salt and ground pepper to taste
  • sweet paprika
  • 1-2 mushrooms, sliced (optional for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Make polenta. Here’s how: Traditional Romanian Polenta, but use 3/4 cup cornmeal.
  2. When ready, add chopped parsley, green onion/ramps, 3/4 cup grated teleme cheese.
  3. Grease the muffin tins and pour polenta into them. Place in fridge. We want them to cool, so the polenta will become stiff.
  4. Steam the green peas.
  5. In a small skillet, heat very little olive oil (1/2 tbsp) and add chopped onion. Saute until golden. Add steamed green peas, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  6. Remove polenta muffins from the muffin tins. Mace a hole in each muffin. Add sauteed green peas and onion. About 1 tbsp per muffin.
  7. Sprinkle some sweet paprika on top and the remaining grated teleme cheese.
  8. Place on an oven tray and reheat the muffins. They’re best served warm with melted cheese on top.
  9. _Optional: Garnish with grilled mushroom slices, or red bell pepper, tomatoes slices.. anything you want :) _
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Polenta Muffins with Green Peas and Teleme Cheese

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About Ruxandra

Freelance graphic/web designer and architecture student with a passion for nutrition, healthy eating and blogging. | Studenta la arhitectura si web designer cu o pasiune pentru nutritie, alimentatie sanatoasa si blogging.

4 comments

  1. Hi,

    FYI,

    the english translation for “branza telemea” is Feta Cheese no Teleme…

    otherwise, a very cute website…
    Good job..

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