9 Reviews

Look for this recipe every time I make Polenta for my Italian friend. She doesn't even think her mom would care that we didn't stir for an hour.

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bcrosie June 29, 2013

Wonderful and easy. I did use 2 cups of my homemade chicken stock instead of the water and put parmesan cheese in right at the beginning. Without these additions I'm pretty sure I would have found it too bland. Thanks for posting!

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mommymakeit4u October 05, 2010

Yes, this is how I make our polenta. Delicious!

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Juliesmom December 25, 2009

I'm not sure what polenta is supposed to be like, but by the time the cooking time had passed, it still seemed mushy and liquidy? I cooked it for an extra 10-15 minutes or so, that seemed to help. I ate some right out of the oven and it was pretty good (added garlic-herb seasoning when I took it out to stir after 40 min). I was able to cut up the remainder and stick it in the refrigerator to fry later.

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bmnchef July 26, 2009

I will have to try this again with a few more ingredients (cheese etc) and a LOT less salt. It was too salty. I used 4 C water and it never set up in the fridge. Will rate it when I try it again. I did have to use the coarse ground corn meal.

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WI Cheesehead October 31, 2007

So easy, so good, so many possibilities. I have done it with a couple different kinds of cheese, green onions, etc. I will certainly make it again, cold weather food though, will br great for fall with stews, etc, instead of pasta or potatoes. My husband LOVED it!

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Kasha August 08, 2006

Fantastic. I made this exactly as posted. This was my first time ever making/seeing/eating polenta. What a nice and easy way to introduce it! My family didn't care for it with dinner. I however LOVED it. I pressed the leftovers into a pan and fried them up the next day for breakfast... and lunch... and a snack. After frying it, I sprinkled it with a little bit of sugar. Wonderful! Even if I never serve this with dinner again, I will make this for myself as a special treat often! Thanks for posting!

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Saturn February 24, 2006

Wonderful!! It sure beats cooking it on top of the stove. It was easy to make. Seasoning was just right. I sprinkled shredded colby cheese on the top after 40 min. baking. Served it with sauerkraut & polish sausage. Will make again. (5 Stars) Rose from Iowa.

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Rose Catron March 04, 2003
Mom's Easy Oven Polenta