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Creamy Polenta

Photo: Susie Cushner
Yield Serves 4

Ingredients

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

Nutrition Information

  • calcium 160 mg
  • calories 516
  • caloriesfromfat 0 %
  • carbohydrate 61 g
  • cholesterol 63 mg
  • fat 24 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • iron 1 mg
  • protein 14 mg
  • satfat 12 g
  • sodium 1922 mg

How to Make It

  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.