7 Minute Rich and Creamy Polenta

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Mirj2338

Polenta is one of my favorite comfort foods. This version comes from one of my favorite newspapers, the New York Daily News.

Top Review by Miraklegirl

This was my first polenta ever and I loved it! I used evaporated 2% instead of the half and half and a little extra parmesan. And.. this might sound weird.. I ate it with hot sauce! Yum.. I will definately be experimenting with polenta again. Thanks Mirjam.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan bring the half-and-half and the water to a boil.
  2. Add the salt and then gradually add the polenta while stirring.
  3. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer, stirring constantly.
  4. The polenta should be smooth and large bubbles will pop on the surface.
  5. Cook until very thick but not stiff, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and add butter, cheese and pepper.
  7. Serve immediately.

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