Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

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.


  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.
Most Helpful

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 Chicken Stew W/Polenta.

PaulaG February 20, 2009

Excellent, basic polenta recipe. Mine was cooked in about 20 minutes. I then made my fattening by adding 2T margarine, 2T almond milk, and about 1 cup of shredded sharp swiss cheese. Also threw some fresh chives on top. Delish!! Had this tonight creamy style, then put about half of it in a baking dish to cool and cut into squares for another meal. Made for both Veg*n Swap 3 and October Photo Challenge Northern Mediterranean.

JanuaryBride October 13, 2008