Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is from Alton Brown's show 'Good Eats'. It makes a very creamy and flavorful polenta without using too much cheese. While this is fabulous freshly made, I wouldn't recommend making in advance. When reheated, it seems grainier than when fresh.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In large, oven-safe saucepan heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the red onion and salt. Saute until onions begin to turn translucent.
  4. Reduce heat to low & add the garlic. Saute for 1-2 minutes, making sure garlic does not burn.
  5. Turn the heat up to high & add the chicken stock. Bring to a boil.
  6. Gradually add the cornmeal while continually whisking.
  7. Cover the saucepan and place in the oven.
  8. Cook for 35-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to prevent lumps.
  9. Once the mixture is creamy, remove from the oven and add the butter, salt, and pepper.
  10. Add the parmesan.
  11. Serve.

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