Polenta With Green Chiles and Cheese

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

We love polenta, this is a delicious with green chiles and cheese. This can be made 1 day ahead and refrigerated.Makes 4 main course servings or 8 side dish servings. I got this recipe off of the internet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees; Butter an 8x8x2-inch baking dish.
  2. Mix milk, Water, cornmeal, garlic, and salt in a heavy saucepan, bring to simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly; cook until polenta is thickened, stirring often, 12 to 15 minutes, add salt and pepper to taste; stir in Parmesan cheese.
  3. Pour half of polenta into prepared dish; cover with half of the chilies and half of corn, sprinkle with half of the cilantro and 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese; drizzle with 1/4 cup of cream.
  4. REPEAT; Spoon remaining polenta over and cover with remaining chilies, corn, cilantro and cheese, pour the other 1/4 cup cream over top.
  5. Bake until polenta puffs and cheese begins to brown, about 25 minutes; cut into squares and serve.


Most Helpful

In a word, GREAT. I love polenta, love Mexican or Southwest flavors, and this was pretty quick to make. The combination of flavors was terrific. I should have made another half of the recipe, we were scraping the bottom of the dish. Try it, you'll like it. I did not use the cream-used full strength evaporated skim milk, and it was delicious!

askinnycook November 13, 2010

Iwas raised eating polenta,but it was always with an Italian dish.What a nice way to fix polenta,now that I live in Arizona,and am trying Southwestern recipes.Thank you Barb for the great way to fix polenta!It was so good.

out of here April 24, 2005

Ooooh Barb, this was so good! I messed up just a little. I only had 1/4 cup Parmesan, forgot the corn, didn't have cilantro, and used 1/2 and1/2 instead of cream, and it was still delicious! I will make this again soon! Thanks so much for posting this yummy recipe!

Sharon123 April 06, 2005

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