Creamy Polenta

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional 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


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


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.


Rori Spinelli-Trovato,

Real Simple

March 2001
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