Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 polenta rounds)

A simple side that is sure to win big, even with the kiddos. With bold flavor, it and bright color is a showstopper beside any entrée. Tip: Purchase a block of fresh Parmesan from the local market. Using true Parmesan will round off the polenta with fruity and nutty notes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler to high.

Step 2

Heat an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add polenta to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and butter. Broil 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese melts.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Just ok

February 07, 2016
Not as good as CL's Manchego Polenta which we just made a few weeks ago.  Will stick with that.

A good side for chicken dishes

October 30, 2015
This was very easy.  I did keep it under the broiler longer than indicated so the tops were lightly browned.