creamy oven baked polenta

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

i love polenta-- but i hate stirring, my micro recipe is easier but this is good too. you can add parmesan cheese, bleu cheese or cheddar if you want to make it thicker

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. preheat oven to 425.
  2. in a dish with a lid whisk together water, cornmeal, salt& pepper.
  3. cover and bake 30 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  4. remove from oven, add milk, butter, marjoram, adjust seasonings with salt& pepper, whisk until smooth.
  5. serve.
Most Helpful

This is a WONDERFUL polenta recipe and is so simple. I did use chicken stock instead of water to add flavor. Also at the end I added 1 tbsp parmesean cheese, 1 cup rehydrated wild mushrooms and 1 tbsp truffle oil at the end. YUMMO. Could not have turned out better!!!

JanuaryBride February 24, 2008

I loved this polenta. I baked the polenta, then refrigerated it overnight. The next morning, I added a splash of milk and a pat of butter(for 2 servings), heated it up and whisked it to smooth it all out. I left out the marjoram. My husband and I loved it! Thanks!The rest my husband would like me to slice and fry and have with maple syrup. Sounds good to me!

Sharon123 October 26, 2003

Very nice recipe. I always try to make a recipe as stated first, which I did here, but next time I will add some Parmesan cheese. :)

Lori Mama November 09, 2012