Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins

A delicious change from rice, pasta or potatoes. Goes well with Italian meat and sauce dishes, especially Braised Lamb Shanks With Fresh Rosemary that I've posted. I've doubled and tripled this recipe with success. Fresh rosemary is far superior to dried in this. From a 1998 Bon Appetit. Try it, you'll like it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Butter (or use a cooking spray like Pam) a 2 quart soufflé dish.
  3. Bring first 6 ingredients to boil in a large, heavy saucepan.
  4. Gradually add cornmeal, whisking until smooth.
  5. Reduce heat to low; cook until cornmeal is very soft and mixture is thick and creamy, stirring occasionally, about 12 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in 6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, season with pepper, if desired.
  7. Transfer to prepared baking dish.
  8. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese over polenta.
  9. (Can be made 1 day ahead).
  10. Cool, cover and chill.
  11. Bake polenta until heated through and golden on top, about 30 minutes.
  12. Serve polenta warm.
Most Helpful

Not going to rate this because it must have been something I did??? but my polenta never solidified and was a runny mess. HOWEVER it was very tasty, and I may attempt it again.

mommymakeit4u June 28, 2010

oops sorry i made a mistake within my review of this dish it's actually higher in carbohydrates than bread! but still yummy, not good on a low carb diet though.

nicky wagerfield June 03, 2006

Yum! I really enjoyed this. In fact I was the one who scraped the pot... Rosemary is a bit hard to get hold of at this time of year here so I used fresh basil. Basically any fresh Italian type herb would do the trick. I also used vegetarian chicken-flavoured stock which worked well and makes it even lower fat.

Missy Wombat June 23, 2003