Creamy Polenta

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 160mg
  • Calories: 516
  • Calories from fat: 0%
  • Carbohydrate: 61g
  • Cholesterol: 63mg
  • Fat: 24g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Protein: 14mg
  • Saturated fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 1922mg


  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups instant polenta
  • 3/4 cup mascarpone or cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring 4 1/2 cups of salted water to a boil. Add the polenta in a slow, steady stream while stirring with a whisk or wooden spoon. Continue stirring for 30 seconds. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and keep covered for 5 more minutes. Stir in the cheeses. Cover until ready to serve with the Sautéed Greens.
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