Basic Cheese Polenta

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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 immediately as a mashed potato or rice substitute!

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Prep Time:
4 hrs
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cornmeal

  • 1 cup cold water

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups boiling water

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl combine cornmeal, cold water and salt. Grease a loaf pan.

  2. Bring the remaining 3 cups of water to a rolling boil and stir in the cornmeal mixture. Bring the mixture back to a boil while stirring constantly. Reduce heat to a simmer and stir in the cheese.

  3. Let the mixture simmer for 20 to 30 minutes; stirring frequently. Allow the polenta to simmer until it becomes very thick. Spread the mixture into the loaf pan and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

214 Calories
6g Fat
28g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 214
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 897mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 10g
Calcium 230mg 18%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 80mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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