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Roasted Pork and Brussels Sprouts with Pesto Polenta

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  • Servings:

    Serves 4 as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    20 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    78 minutes


3 tablespoons Taste of Inspirations Maple & Sage Rub1 pinch ficelle
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Salt and pepper
1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
2 apples, cored and cut into 1/2" wedges
1 (3-pound) boneless pork loin roast, tied
6 cups water
1 1/2 cups instant polenta
1/4 cup Hannaford Pesto Sauce
Roasted Pork and Brussels Sprouts with Pesto Polenta


1. Adjust a rack to the upper-middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine maple rub, oil, and 2 teaspoons salt together. Toss Brussels sprouts and apples with 1 tablespoon rub mixture and transfer to a 9x13" baking dish.
2. Coat pork with remaining rub mixture and lay on top of Brussels sprouts and apples. Roast until golden brown and center reaches 140 degrees, 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Cover dish with foil and set aside.
3. Meanwhile, bring water to boil in a large saucepan. Reduce heat to low, add 1 teaspoon salt, and slowly whisk in polenta. Continue to stir polenta until thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in 2 tablespoons pesto, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
4. Prep-Ahead: For the chicken sausage and polenta pie (see next page), spread 3 cups of the hot polenta into a greased 9" broiler-safe pie dish; refrigerate for up to 3 days. Cover remaining polenta to keep warm. For the pork “pad thai," remove 1/3 of the cooked roast, wrap tightly, and refrigerate up to 2 days.
5. Slice remaining 2/3 of pork into 12 pieces and arrange over Brussels sprouts and apples. Spoon remaining 2 tablespoons pesto over pork and serve with polenta.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, November - December 2015


Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 4
Base Nutrients
Calories 600 kcal (30%)
Calories from Fat 198 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 22 g (34%)
Saturated Fat 5 g (25%)
Cholesterol 100 mg (33%)
Sodium 1290 mg (54%)
Total Carbohydrates 58 g (19%)
Dietary Fiber 8 g (32%)
Protein 40 g (67%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a