Vegetarian Polenta with Garlic

Vegetarian Polenta With Garlic Recipe

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Melissa Baldan


This is, typically, a side dish. But, I enjoy this as a main dish due to my vegetarian diet.

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10 Min
15 Min


2 Tbsp
4 clove
2 1/4 c
1 can(s)
low sodium vegetable broth
1 c
yellow cornmeal
2 Tbsp
chopped parsley
1/3 c
parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Vegetarian Polenta with Garlic


  • 1Melt butter in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté until softened, about 1 minute; do not brown. Add water, broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Gradually whisk in the cornmeal, being certain to break up any lumps that might form. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring often, until thick and creamy, adding more water if too thick, about 15 minutes (this part is more like 5 minutes and it will get this really fast so be quick). Remove from heat; stir in parsley and Parmesan cheese. Taste for seasoning. Serve immediately, topped with sauce from the entree, if desired.
  • 2**Note: In place of the parsley I use dried Italian style herbs and put in while I'm heating the broth. I don't usually have parsley on hand or I would use it! ;-)

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About Vegetarian Polenta with Garlic

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy