Wild Mushroom Ragout with Creamy Polenta Recipe by Andrew Zimmern | Yummly

Wild Mushroom Ragout with Creamy Polenta

Julie Repass: "went perfect with sauteed lamb chops. yum!" Read More
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Wild Mushroom Ragout with Creamy Polenta

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Mushroom lovers — this one's for you. Explore different types of polenta and learn the trick to perfectly-browned mushrooms while making this cozy Italian classic featuring 4 types of mushrooms.


  • 2 lb. mixed fresh mushrooms (porcini, shiitakes, cremini, chanterelles, morels, trumpets)
  • sea salt (as needed throughout recipe)
  • 3 Tbsp. safflower oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion (minced)
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper (as needed throughout recipe)
  • 3 cups vegetable stock (for polenta)
  • 1 cup quick-cooking polenta (such as Savoie or Bob’s Red Mill brand, adjust stock to package instructions)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese (for polenta)
  • 2 Tbsp. parsley (chopped, for polenta)
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable stock (to deglaze pan)
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 stems fresh thyme
  • 1 stem fresh rosemary
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup tomato purée
  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 2 cups vegetable stock (for mushroom ragout)
  • 1 Tbsp. parsley (chopped, for sauce)
  • 1/2 lemon (zest only)
  • 1 Tbsp. parsley (chopped, for garnish)
  • grated Parmesan cheese (for garnish)
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    Calories200Calories from Fat160
    Total Fat18g28%
    Saturated Fat7g35%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat160
    Total Carbohydrate6g2%
    Dietary Fiber<1g3%
    Vitamin A20%
    Vitamin C15%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Julie Repass a month ago
    went perfect with sauteed lamb chops. yum!
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    Carrie 2 months ago
    Amazing! Mushrooms were so flavorful, sauce a perfect balance w polenta. I used a prepared tube of polenta with only 1 cup of broth. Hit it with immersion blender before adding the cheese. Came out great!
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    Jennifer Klein 4 months ago
    You’ll need more olive oil while making the polenta. Yummy recipie though.
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    Katrina L 8 months ago
    Amazing and easy to create
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    Bill Kennedy 10 months ago
    tasted great! easy to follow. I wonder if a little lemon juice in addition to the zest might add a sharpness that contrasts with the sweetness of the tomato, but all and all, i was very happy.
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    I agree with Anthony! Mushrooms are the star of the show, and the polenta was okay. Next time I’ll spend more time and ingredients to spice it up.
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    Anthony R a year ago
    The mushrooms were phenomenal, but the polenta was so so.
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    Gena 2 years ago
    Followed the steps exactly, it turned out really good! This dish is an explosion of flavors, definitely a repeat!
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    cara arnold 2 years ago
    Wonderful recipe, turned out delicious!
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    Neiman Catley 2 years ago
    everybody's mother knows my name now. excellent recipe! 😋
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    Aimee 2 years ago
    This was divine. The mushrooms, after roasting and sautéing, had a very rich, savory taste. I added just a bit of cream at the end to deepen the sauce, and it turned out even better than I thought it could be. I will definitely be making this again.
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    Schulke 3 years ago
    very rich and delicious!
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    Sloan Overlock 3 years ago
    Delicious! I also added cilantro to the polenta! Yum!
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    Karen L. 3 years ago
    Delicious. Not overly filling, but very savory.
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    Anita 3 years ago
    My husband said it was one of my top 10! So excited to have a meatless meal on the list!!!
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    Garcia 3 years ago
    yummy but is there a way to have video continuous w/o needing to prompt next ?
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    Al bo 3 years ago
    As I can't read the recipe, I just made it up wit the given ingredients. Was very tasty. Used zuievlsperad and Swiss grated cheese for the polenta.
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    Hi 4 years ago
    Yum! Will make again