Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Creamy Parmesan Polenta

I’ve only eaten polenta a few times and I had never made it before now. I am sad it took me so long! This polenta was fairly simple to make and tasted creamy, cheesy, and delicious. It paired perfectly with the Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin and the Pan Roasted Bell Peppers with Garlic and Thyme. My husband and I both loved this creamy Parmesan polenta. My kids said it was okay but not as good as mashed potatoes.

Creamy Parmesan Polenta

How to Make Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Combine the milk, broth, and salt into a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Once the liquid has just started to boil, gradually add the polenta while whisking continually. Reduce the heat to simmer and continue to whisk every few minutes, for 25 minutes. Add the butter and Parmesan cheese along with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Stir until well combined. Pour into a serving bowl and top with additional shredded Parmesan and freshly cracked black pepper. Serve and enjoy.

Creamy Parmesan Polenta

 

Creamy Parmesan Polenta

 

Yield: 6

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups of milk
2 cups of chicken broth
1 cup polenta
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp butter
1/3 cup Parmesan, finely grated (more if desired)
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Parmesan for topping, shredded (if desired)

Directions:

Combine the milk, broth, and salt into a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Once the liquid has just started to boil, gradually add the polenta while whisking continually. Reduce the heat to simmer and continue to whisk every few minutes, for 25 minutes. Add the butter and Parmesan cheese along with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Stir until well combined. Pour into a serving bowl with additional shredded Parmesan on top. Enjoy.

Side Note: Cold polenta may be formed and sliced then cook in a sauté pan with a little olive oil or butter. 

 

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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9 Comments

  1. Hi Pam. How you been? I love Polenta! Italian grits!
    Miss your posts, and I miss blogging!!
    XO Kris

  2. I like that you cooked it in milk and broth vs. water.

  3. One of my co-workers recently turned me on to polenta. It is not something I grew up with and I think there is a lot of art in its preparation. I am going to have to give this a try it looks absolutely amazing!

  4. So glad you’ve got polenta in your life now! It’s one of my favorite easy sides.

  5. Your children are very lucky to have a mother who cooks them such delicious meals. This looks wonderful, as do all the other dishes you share. Thank you for sharing them and have a great week 🙂