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Creamy Polenta

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Creamy Polenta

This easy polenta takes only a few minutes of stirring before it’s left to cook on its own to creamy perfection. If you have leftovers, chill them overnight in a greased pan, slice into slabs, brush with canola oil and broil until both sides begin to crisp. Serve as a side dish at supper or for breakfast with maple syrup or honey.

This Recipe Is:
Prep: 10 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • 1 1/3   cups
  • 6   cups
    cold water
  • 1   teaspoon
  1. Combine cornmeal, water and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens, about 5 minutes. Partially cover the pan, reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick and very creamy, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


Nutritional Information

Makes: 8 servings, about 1/2 cup each
  • Calories74
  • Fat1 g
    • Saturated fat0 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Carbohydrates16 g
    • Dietary fiber1 g
  • Protein2 g
  • Sodium303 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.


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