Easy Cheese Jalapeno Baked Polenta (Grits)

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Recipe by MommyMakes

I don't care for grits, but I love polenta! Who knew they were the same thing? This recipe is made of wholesome ingredients and is so easy. The jalapenos, if properly seeded, add a lot of flavor without added heat. Serve this alongside your tex-mex dishes in place of rice or potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Whisk cornmeal into water, cook until cornmeal comes together and is creamy 5-10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile prepare peppers, and grate cheese.
  4. Add corn, pepper, cheese, butter, and salt. Butter a small-medium baking dish.
  5. Pour polenta into baking dish and bake 30-45 minutes. Turn on broiler and broil until bubbly, 2 to 3 minutes.

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