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Polenta Taragna with Taleggio and Radicchio Recipe

Polenta Taragna with Taleggio and Radicchio


Polenta and ground buckwheat mix with buttery Taleggio cheese and grilled radicchio in this dish from the mountains surrounding Bergamo in Northern Italy.


  • 1 ½ cups whole grain polenta
  • 1 cup whole grain buckwheat flour
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature, cubed
  • 6 ounces Taleggio cheese at room temperature, cubed
  • 1 large head radicchio
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  1. Whisk polenta and buckwheat flour together in a bowl.
  2. Combine water, broth, and salt in a large pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle polenta mixture into the water little by little, whisking constantly to avoid clumping. Immediately reduce heat and simmer, stirring often to avoid scorching, for about 15 minutes.
  3. Set aside 4 Taleggio cheese cubes. Add butter and remaining Taleggio cheese to the polenta, stirring often until melted and the polenta is thick and creamy like grits, about 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat. Remove the outer leaves of the radicchio and cut the head into 4 equal wedges. Drizzle oil onto the griddle and cook the radicchio on each side until heated and slightly charred and just beginning to wilt.
  5. Distribute equal portions of polenta onto plates and top with a cube of Taleggio and a wedge of grilled radicchio. Serve immediately.

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Nutritional Information

Polenta Taragna with Taleggio and Radicchio

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 665.2
% Daily Value *
protein: 49 %
carbohydrates: 24 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 32 %
fat: 50 %
saturated fat: 87 %
cholesterol: 28 %
vitamin a iu: 40 %
niacin equivalents: 45 %
vitamin b6: 16 %
vitamin c: 41 %
folate: 18 %
calcium: 38 %
iron: 41 %
magnesium: 34 %
potassium: 13 %
sodium: 65 %
thiamin: 17 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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