Soft Polenta

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Photo: Karry Hosford
For variations on this recipe, use stock or broth in place of water for a richer dish, or a different cheese for a whole new flavor.
4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)


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4 cups boiling water
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup whole grain yellow cornmeal (such as Arrowhead Mills)
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese


Combine the first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Gradually add cornmeal, stirring with a whisk. Bring cornmeal mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; cook 25 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in cheese. Serve immediately.

Created date

September 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 184
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Fat 5.6 g
Satfat 3.2 g
Monofat 1.6 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 5.9 g
Carbohydrate 27.1 g
Fiber 2.6 g
Cholesterol 13 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 306 mg
Calcium 100 mg