TEMPT-ing Mushroom Polenta

Cuddle up with this rich and hearty yet guilt-free bowl of warm mushrooms over polenta and spinach. A perfect dinner for 'Meatless Mondays' or any day of the week. 

2 Finished Plates of TEMPT-ing Mushroom Red Wine Reduction Over Polenta



  • 4C Vegetable Broth (reserve ¼ c. broth for mushrooms)
  • 1C Polenta
  • 4 Scallions (greens parts only)

Mushroom + Red wine reduction

  • 4 Cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 2 Large Shallots, chopped
  • 2 Portobello Mushrooms, sliced
  • ⅓ Bag of Rainbow Baby Carrots 
  • 1 Can TEMPT™ Red Wine (Use ½ can to cook with and the other ½ to drink!)
  • 4 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary (save 2 sprigs for garnish) 
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2T Balsamic Glaze (or 1/4 c. Balsamic Vinegar)
  • ½ Bag Spinach
  • Salt + Pepper to taste
  • 2T Olive Oil

Ingredients for Mushroom TEMPT Red Wine Reduction Over Polenta Recipe



  • Add 3 3/4 c. veggie broth to a medium pot and bring to boil
  • Add 1C polenta
  • Cook for about 10 minutes until broth is absorbed
  • *Optional - stir in chopped scallion greens 

Cooking the Polenta and Adding Scallions

While polenta is cooking…

Mushroom + TEMPT™ Red Wine Reduction

  • In a frying pan add olive oil 
  • Add garlic - saute 1-2 minutes until fragrant
  • Add chopped shallots
  • Add mushrooms - sauté for about 5 minutes or until each side is brown
  • Add salt + pepper to taste
  • In a separate sauté pan, add diced carrots and begin to brown slightly
  • Add TEMPT wine, 1/4 c. vegetable broth, balsamic glaze and 2 rosemary sprigs to mushroom mixture. 
  • Add in the partially-cooked, sliced carrots
  • Simmer until liquid reduced and thickened and carrots are tender
  • In separate pan, add spinach and cook until just wilted
  • Add salt + pepper

Adding Carrots to Mushroom Red Wine Reduction

Plating Instructions:

  • Use a pasta bowl, wide-rimmed soup bowl or a dinner plate with a deep center to hold sauce
  • Add polenta 
  • Add spinach to one side
  • Top spinach side with mushroom mixture
  • Add rosemary sprig for garnished use additional scallions, if desired
  • Enjoy with a glass of TEMPT!

Mushroom and TEMPT Red Wine Reduction Over Polenta and Spinach


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