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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

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

Creamy Parmesan Polenta

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

Author: Keith Haney

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

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

Kentucky Garlic Cheese Grits

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

Author: Mark Ky

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 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.


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...


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...


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

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



Author: IDAJ

Pesto Polenta Lasagna

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

Author: Fiffen

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

Pan fried Polenta with Corn, Kale and Goat Cheese

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

Author: Candice

Polenta with Rosemary and Parmesan

Creamy polenta is seasoned with Parmesan and rosemary -- delicious served with osso buco (braised lamb or veal shanks). This is excellent without the rosemary if you don't care for the flavor.

Author: food-dancer

Mexican Polenta Casserole

Ground turkey, beans, polenta, and just the right seasonings make this dish amazing! My family devours this time and time again. I love the way the polenta makes a crust! Soooo good. I can't remember where...

Author: JO'Neil

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

Sausage and Peppers over Creamy Parmesan Polenta

A delicious medley of hot Italian sausage and peppers is spooned over creamy Parmesan polenta in this satisfying weeknight recipe.

Author: Julie Hubert

Chef John's Three Corn Polenta

When I first began my career as a cook in San Francisco, I remember talking with a Chef about an upcoming menu on which he was thinking of using polenta as the side dish. I asked him if he was talking...

Author: Chef John

Rice Cooker Super Cheesy Polenta

Simple and easy!

Author: Dan

Grilled Polenta Bites with Black Bean Salsa

Grilled polenta rounds are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and topped with a fresh salsa for a light and refreshing appetizer in the hot summer months.

Author: Soup Loving Nicole

Polenta Fries

This is a great twist on the traditional french fry. If you don't want to go to the trouble of making your own by scratch, you can always buy prepared polenta at just about any grocery store, slice them...

Author: ALEC1967

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

Vegan Polenta with Ragu

Benvenuto, meatless Monday! This is a vegan adaptation of traditional Italian creamy polenta and thick ragu full of vegetable proteins. Bake leftover polenta slices and top with any leftover ragu for bite-sized...

Author: Buckwheat Queen

Creamy Oven Baked Polenta with Pumpkin

Easiest polenta ever! Bakes up creamy and delicious. You (ok, I) will never make polenta on the stovetop again.

Author: Nancy

Panhandle Grits

What's more Southern than grits? My own version of a dish that is a house specialty at a restaurant in the Florida Panhandle. I've tweaked the original recipe, and I think this version is even better than...

Author: Aggie

Baked Polenta with Tomato Sauce

Baked polenta casserole with Fontina cheese and tomato sauce. Even meat lovers will love this yummy vegetarian dish.

Author: Gramzie's kitchen

Basic Cheese Polenta

Why buy polenta in a box when you can make it from scratch cheaper? A great day-before dish. Once the polenta has been refrigerated serve it in a variety of different ways: sliced and fried--or serve it...

Author: Dawn

Instant Pot® Italian Sausage and Polenta

Polenta goes high tech by cooking it in the Instant Pot®! You can make this recipe as is for a complete meal or only use the Instant Pot® to prepare the polenta. You will need an elevated trivet.

Author: thedailygourmet

Air Fryer Polenta Fries

These polenta fries made in the air fryer are simple, crunchy, delicious, and addictive. My first batch was an experiment and they were so good that I ran out and bought another tube. Serve with ketchup...

Author: Soup Loving Nicole

Chicken, Mushroom, and Polenta Lasagna

A delicious, healthy, and easy-to-bake lasagna that substitutes polenta for pasta, topped with homemade sauce!

Author: chickuh4u

Polenta with Homemade Tomato Seafood Sauce

Add some fresh spinach, garlic, and Italian cheeses to your polenta to give it that extra amazing flavor. The homemade tomato seafood sauce in this recipe is the secret to impressing your guests! This...

Author: Natalie Ercolini

Instant Pot® Polenta

Polenta, a staple of Northern Italian cuisine, is traditionally made by adding cornmeal to boiling salted water and stirring with a wooden spoon until your biceps aches! You can achieve the same results...

Author: Kim's Cooking Now

Vegan Baked Polenta with Radicchio

Creamy polenta, vegan cheese blend, and flavorful radicchio meet in this vegan meal. This is an adaptation of a popular dish from the Lombardy region of Italy. It typically uses fatty cheeses and butter....

Author: Buckwheat Queen

Polenta Lasagna with Roasted Vegetables

Lasagna noodles are replaced with layers of creamy polenta in this vegetarian lasagna that tastes even better as leftovers.

Author: LauraF

Polenta and Vegetable Casserole

This is an excellent polenta recipe with a Mexican kick!!

Author: Karen Gallinetti

Polenta Pizza

When we had our restaurant, one of our specials on Thursday night was polenta and chicken. We always had polenta left over and Dad would complain about the waste. I came up with this idea and boy did it...

Author: Mary-Anne

Soft Polenta with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Polenta should be served soft from the pot, or chilled and then pan-fried. Wild mushrooms, cheese, fresh herbs, and olives are good additions to this grain. If you can get a hold of it, try ricotta salata...

Author: Candice

Baked Polenta Beef Casserole

This is an easy casserole kind of dish that I came up with. Wanted something hearty and low maintenance. I make the polenta myself so no need to run to the store for a tube of it. Almost all of the ingredients...

Author: Casey

Italian Summer Squash Polenta Bake

Fresh summer vegetables paired with creamy polenta baked in an Italian sauce and topped with cheese -- delicioso! I recommend serving it with crusty garlic bread.

Author: Melissa McGee

Sausage, Bell Pepper, and Feta Polenta Casserole

Slices of ready-made polenta are topped with a mix of Italian sausage, colorful bell peppers, and crumbled feta cheese for a winning all-in-one supper!

Author: Diana Moutsopoulos

Polenta with Spicy Sausage Veggie Sauce

Refrigerated polenta with a stove top sauce. We prefer the flavored polenta and spicy Italian sausage and also use spicy Italian seasoning to give it some more kick, but you can also use the regular sausage...


Vegan Polenta

Creamy polenta without any animal products. Serve this for a savory accompaniment to your meals. Polenta goes very well with tomato-based dishes, beans, and sauteed mushrooms.

Author: Buckwheat Queen

Microwave Creamy, Cheesy Polenta

This tasty polenta cooked in the microwave can be ready in minutes. It is particularly handy if you want to whip some up real fast to chill, slice, and fry up.

Author: ~S~

Angie's Polenta Lasagna

So easy and so good! This recipe is great as-is, or can be a start for so many variations.

Author: Angie S

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

Mediterranean Chicken With Plum Tomatoes and Polenta

Creamy Parmesan polenta accents flavorful Mediterranean chicken in this hearty dish. Plum tomatoes, garlic, chickpeas, and olives round out the flavors.

Author: KrissyHipp30