Basic Polenta

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Kozmic Blues

First time making polenta, and it came out AMAZING. Polenta can be served soft, right after cooking, or poured into a baking pan to cool. Once cool, the polenta can be cut into squares, and served with your favorite pasta sauce. Or, once it is cooled, cut the polenta into 1" x 2" sticks abd fry lightly in some olive oil until golden. the possibilities are endless.

Top Review by PaulaG

A very nice basic polenta recipe. The directions were very good. I do think that the polenta was cooked in more like 20 minutes. This was served with Recipe #353987.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring the vegetable broth and the water to a boil.
  2. Slowly pour the cornmeal into the hot liquid, wisking constantly.
  3. Stir in the salt.
  4. Lower the heat to cook the mixture at a gentle simmer. Cook, stirring frequently, until the cornmeal is creamy and not grainy, about 30 minutes.
  5. Remove the polenta from the heat and stir in scallion.
  6. Polenta can be served soft, or poured into a baking pan to cool.
  7. Once cooled, polenta can then be cut into solid squares.

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