Paraguayan Squash Polenta-Kivevé

65 mins (prep 15)
11 ingredients
14 servings
This comforting side dish has the texture of thick, creamy polenta. Corn is a mainstay in the Paraguayan diet and is even used in desserts. Because it has both sweet and savory ingredients, this is often served alongside meats or as a dessert. The word kivevé means “reddish” in the native Guarani language. The traditional pumpkin used in this dish is the deep-orange-colored andaí, hence the name. Butternut squash also works well, though any winter squash may be used. Any fresh white cheese may be substituted for the queso fresco, such as ricotta, cottage, or farmer’s cheese. High-calorie, high-protein recipes like this one were popular after the War of Paraguay (1864-1870), a time when food was scarce and creative cooks devised ways to enrich dishes.

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Serving Size (74.9 g)
Servings 14
Amount per Serving
Calories 70.09 Calories from Fat 32.58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.62g 78.07%
Saturated Fat 0.96g 66.97%
Trans Fat 0.11g %
Cholesterol 4.19mg 19.56%
Sodium 214.33mg 125.03%
Total Carbohydrate 8.81g 41.12%
Dietary Fiber 1.3 g 72.58%
Sugars 2.62 g %
Protein 1.75g 48.92%
Vitamin A 6937.2IU% Vitamin C 13.61mg%
Calcium 65.6mg% Iron 0.47mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
or, winter squash, medium onion, yellow corn meal