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How to Make Perfect Polenta

Polenta is nothing more than coarsely ground cornmeal. The classic ratio is 1 part polenta to 4 parts water, but I like to measure the polenta just a little scant of a full cup. I often use chicken broth...

Author: Chef John

Old Charleston Style Shrimp and Grits

Great recipe for shrimp and grits.

Author: berskine

Cornmeal Mush

This is a basic recipe for a very easy and versatile dish. You can eat it like hot cereal, or chill it and then fry it. This goes well with syrup as a breakfast dish, or with savory sauces and vegetables...


Cheesy Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and grits with cheese.

Author: Mr. du

Baked Polenta with Fresh Tomatoes and Parmesan

This recipe is a perfect way to highlight and use fresh summer tomatoes. It makes a great side dish for grilled chicken or pork chops.

Author: rjohl

Cheesy Grits

Grits ... easy, cheesy, and delicious!

Author: elljoymit

Easy Oven Baked Real Polenta (Not Instant)

Why stir polenta forever when this delicious recipe works beautifully? I like to roast veggies (eggplant, zucchini, onion) while the polenta bakes, then when the polenta is done, top with roasted veggies...

Author: Nancy

Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Easy and delicious creamy polenta. Makes a great side, appetizer, or base for a hearty stew.

Author: Keith Haney

Pearl Barley Casserole

This is a very tasty way to serve a very healthy grain that is often overlooked. I never use the mushrooms as I don't care for them and often add chopped carrots, red pepper, or grated zucchini.

Author: Pjaros

Breakfast Grits

If you've never tried grits...you haven't lived!

Author: Candice

Southern Grits Casserole

If you're from the South you will definitely love this recipe, which includes grits, eggs, sausage, and cheese. When I cook it, I place it in the slow cooker to stay warm. There is nothing worse than cold...

Author: Ella Baldwin

Quinoa Pilaf

A delicious and easy quinoa recipe. Serve with a salad and crusty bread for a complete meal.

Author: JBUCK123

Cheesy Polenta

This versatile side dish would work great along with pork, chicken, beef or fish. The trick is to slowly add the cornmeal and whisk constantly to avoid lumps.

Author: dadrules

Easy Polenta with Tomato Sauce

My entire family loves this recipe. A quick baked polenta topped with red sauce. Very easy to make and great the next day too (and the day after that!) Top with additional Parmesan cheese if you like.

Author: Jacquita

Creamy Polenta with Roasted Corn and Fresh Sage

This side dish is great served hot and topped with Parmesan cheese, or chilled, cut into shapes and then griddled.


Cheesy Polenta Casserole

A fairly quick and simple recipe that utilizes store bought sauce and polenta to save time for busy folks. This casserole is VERY rich, so use small servings. Feel free to add more ingredients to the simmering...


Quinoa and Black Beans

Very flavorful alternative to black beans and rice. Quinoa is a nutty grain from South America.


Baked Polenta with Sausage

Rich, tomato-based casserole made with sweet Italian sausage, baked in a polenta crust and topped with mozzarella cheese. This is a great substitution for your typical pasta dish. Serve with a green salad...


Kentucky Garlic Cheese Grits

A wonderful dish that is a favorite for Derby Day (or any day) brunch.

Author: Mark Ky

Quinoa with Mushrooms

Quinoa is a healthy grain that can be substituted in most recipes for rice or couscous. I recently experimented with quinoa and made this dish which my husband and I both love. This easy-to-make and tasty...

Author: Jen Cardenas

Cheesy Baked Grits

I had this at a party at a colleague's house. I've loved cheese grits for years, but these are by far the best I've ever had.


Baked Polenta with Balsamic Mushrooms

Mushrooms roasted with balsamic vinegar are nestled in creamy, cheesy polenta in this bake that doubles as a vegetarian main dish or side.

Author: LauraF

Barley Bake

Easy and good dish for potlucks. The pine nuts make all the difference! The mushrooms are optional. Garnish with fresh parsley.


Barley and Mushrooms with Beans

A simple and tasty vegetarian dish. Good as a meal, side dish, or wrapped in a tortilla with cheese. I always make a double batch and freeze some.

Author: Niki

Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa is a delicately flavored grain, native to South America. It can be found in most health food stores. For even more flavorful pilaf, use vegetable stock in place of the water.

Author: Laura Jull

Cheese Grits Casserole

Megan R gave this recipe to me. She said it is a family recipe. Had this for Christmas dinner or Easter dinner side!

Author: Elaine Kilgore

Shrimp and Cheesy Grits with Bacon

Lowcountry style shrimp and grits at its best!

Author: Diane

Grits, Sausage, and Egg Casserole

Every time I make this someone wants the recipe. It is great if you have overnight guests. Make it ahead and enjoy the morning with them. Check for doneness by inserting a knife in casserole. If it comes...

Author: Ginny49

Spicy Shrimp and Grits

Quick and easy! This one will be loved by the whole family; it is a constant favorite in my house!

Author: William A.

Southern Cheese Grits

A Southern tradition, creamy cheese grits with a zip of spice makes for a perfect side dish to barbecue, or for a holiday get together. They were always on the table at my mother-in-law's house. A real...

Author: Deborah

Pesto Polenta Lasagna

A quick and easy meal with lots of flavor. Put together in 10 minutes.

Author: Fiffen

Sausage Cheese Grits

This is a great, flavorful way to prepare grits. You can also use mild sausage and less or no hot sauce if you prefer not to have the extra spice. This can also be prepared up to the baking stage, and...

Author: homechef

Sauteed Shrimp over Polenta

Red peppers, plum tomatoes, onion, sauteed shrimp... simple, succulent, and flavorful over creamy polenta. Sprinkle additional Parmesan on top if desired.

Author: Mary Young

Indian Curried Barley Pilaf

This is a delicious and savory curried barley dish. It is fabulous as a main dish, or as a side dish with fish or grilled chicken breast. It is quite simple to make and sure to impress!

Author: Tracy X

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa

The classic Cheddar cheese and broccoli combo served in quinoa.

Author: qwerty06

Baked Polenta with Cheese

Want a different family side dish but with flavors sure to please? Then try this. With some store-bought polenta in a tube and a few other ingredients, TADA ... scalloped polenta, yum!

Author: laughingmagpie

Quinoa with Veggies

I love quinoa and I wanted to make something that was flavorful and filling. The vegetables can be changed to your liking!

Author: feminiSh

Curried Quinoa

A light curry flavor makes delicious quinoa a great side dish for a multitude of main courses.

Author: A.F.

Shrimp and Grits Louisiana Style

Probably the best shrimp and grits recipe I have made! Easy and low ingredient count!

Author: Amber Taylor Futch

Quinoa with Chickpeas and Tomatoes

This delicious recipe was presented to me by a vegan friend. The lime juice gives the quinoa a fresh flavor that can't be beat!

Author: sarahhouston



Author: IDAJ

Shrimp Wrapped with Prosciutto

An adventurous dish of fried polenta cakes, shrimp wrapped in prosciutto and a hazelnut liquor sauce! It is as beautiful to see as it is to eat.

Author: PEGW

Garlic Kale Quinoa

Great for a quick-but-healthy side dish. White cooking wine can be used instead of 1 tablespoon water at the end of cooking.

Author: Melanie

Pan fried Polenta with Corn, Kale and Goat Cheese

This is a gourmet polenta recipe as it uses kale and goat cheese.

Author: Candice

Creamy Grits

These creamy grits are a fantastic side dish, and addictive!

Author: pandy244

Quinoa with Asian Flavors

Quinoa is the ultimate super food. Cook it like rice in a rice cooker or on the stove with chicken broth, soy sauce, green onions, ginger, and garlic, and you have a delicious and healthy side dish. It...

Author: Lisa

Healthy Warm Farro Salad

The is a quick and delicious side that my kids love! This salad can be served warm or cold. It is great as a packed lunch too!

Author: Cris

Baked Mushrooms and Polenta Gratin

Our favorite mushrooms and polenta recipe of all time. Takes some stirring but well worth it. This recipe is a keeper!

Author: Karen Gallinetti

Quinoa Pilaf With Mushrooms

Quinoa is not a grain, but a seed.

Author: nosduh1313

Mexican Quinoa

As a healthier alternative to Mexican or Spanish rice, this version uses gluten-free quinoa instead of rice for its additional protein and fiber and great taste. However, it still has all the great flavor...

Author: Occasional Cooker