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mushrooms- polenta

Polenta and Mushrooms (with sage butter sauce)

  • Author: Elena
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Savory
  • Method: Italian
  • Cuisine: Italian


This meal is under 30 minutes and will have you craving all the herby hearty goodness of mushrooms. The mushrooms simmer slightly with onions then get a bath of butter and delicious sage leaves to highlight their delicious flavor. 


  •  Recipe for Easy Polenta 
  • 1 Tbs olive oil 
  • 1 Tbs butter (recommended Kerrygold brand
  • 1/4 Cup vegetable or chicken broth 
  • 1/2 Cup (26 grams) onion, diced 
  • 8 oz (227 grams) of fresh mushrooms (crimini or other) 
  • 1 Tbs fresh or dried sage leaves, torn by hand in small pieces if using fresh 
  • Freshly grated parmigiano cheese for serving 
  • Salt and Pepper to taste 


  1.  Heat oil in medium frying pan on medium heat. Add the onions and cook until soft and slightly brown, about 5-6 minutes. Add the butter and the mushrooms. Cook until mushrooms are soft, about 5-6 minutes. Add the sage and the broth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer an additional 5 minutes. 
  2. Make the polenta according to recipe directions.
  3. Serve the mushrooms over the polenta. Top with freshly grated parmigiano. Enjoy Hot! 

Keywords: polenta, mushrooms, easy dinner, mushroom sauce, sage, quick meal, onions, Italian recipe