Soft Butter-Cheese Polenta

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

I love polenta! It is so creamy and rich! Serve it with some steamed veggies or a crisp salad and you have a very satisfying meal. This is the recipe that my mother uses. Make sure that you do stir it constantly, as to avoid lumps.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan on medium.
  2. Add onion, and cook 4 minutes or until transparent.
  3. Stir in 3 cups water and bring to a boil.
  4. Mix together 1 cup water and cornmeal.
  5. Gradually stir into boiling water, then reduce heat to low.
  6. Cook, stirring constantly, until cornmeal is very thick and leaves the side of the pan as stirred, approx 25 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with cheese and salt.


Most Helpful

I added mushrooms and jalapenos to the onions and was very pleased with the results. Good basic polenta.

Cosmicwench March 16, 2003

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