Creamy Polenta

Creamy Polenta

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Annamaria Settanni McDonald


Oh my gosh do I love Polenta! It is soooo good! It's also a hearty Italian staple and my mom cooks it a lot. I love the grainy goodness with just about any Italian dish. This is made with chicken stock which adds more flavor than some that use water. I love it with sausage and peppers, sausage and beans, or with tomato sauce and cheese. It's so versatile, I even top it with an egg with shredded cheddar cheese. Be creative! It's the Italian's version of grits!


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15 Min
15 Min


  • 1 qt
    chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 c
    finely ground cornmeal
  • 1/4 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/4 c
    freshly grated parmesan
  • 3 Tbsp
  • pinch

How to Make Creamy Polenta


  1. In a large saucepan bring the chicken stock to a slow simmer. Quickly whisk the cornmeal into the stock and lower the temperature to keep it from splattering. Stir in the cream, Parmesan, butter, and salt.
  2. Serve with your favorite Italian dish or add ins. Buon Appetito!

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About Creamy Polenta

Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #polenta

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