Rich and Creamy Polenta Recipe



  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Place the water and salt into a medium-size saucepan and bring to a boil. Gradually add the cornmeal while constantly stirring with a whisk to avoid creating any lumps.
  2. Reduce heat to low and continue stirring until polenta starts to thicken. Cover and continue cooking for 30 minutes, stirring every 5 to 6 minutes with a wooden spoon.
  3. Polenta is done when it is creamy and all individual grains are tender. (should not be gritty at all)
  4. Remove from heat and stir in 2 tablespoons of butter – when butter is half melted mix in the cheese stirring until butter and cheese are completely melted; cover and let rest of 5 minutes.
  5. Top polenta with remaining butter and garnish with more cheese if desired,