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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir polenta and chicken broth together in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until the polenta is heated through completely, about 5 minutes.

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  • Remove pan from heat. Stir Parmesan cheese, black pepper, and paprika with the polenta mixture.

Nutrition Facts

533 calories; protein 18.9g; carbohydrates 87.1g; fat 12.3g; cholesterol 18.2mg; sodium 1185.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2016
I have a son who will not eat mashed potatoes, so this was a creamy substitute that everyone could enjoy with meatloaf. To try and please everyone I added a 1/4 cup half and half, which was a good addition. Used Trader Joe's polenta with a potato masher. It was a quick and easy side dish. Will make again! Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2015
Easy, fast, cheap and gluten free-you've got my attention! I used 'from scratch' polenta instead of the prepared type. I enjoyed the addition of paprika and added a bit more than a pinch once I tasted it. I used smoked paprika and it gave such a nice earthy flavour it was hard to stop at just a pinch. This is a wonderful compliment to baked chicken. Thank you keithahaney for sharing this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2016
I have a son who will not eat mashed potatoes, so this was a creamy substitute that everyone could enjoy with meatloaf. To try and please everyone I added a 1/4 cup half and half, which was a good addition. Used Trader Joe's polenta with a potato masher. It was a quick and easy side dish. Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2015
Love this easy dish! Has become a regular side dish with our smoked salmon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2018
Ok so I made this last night for dinner! What a Killer side dish! I put the cornmeal in the chicken stock heated the milk till boiling added the cornmeal mixture lowered the heat and continually stirred. I added 5oz of cut-up white cheddar and 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese. I finished with a small pat of salted butter. I omitted the salt listed in the recipe because this dish was salty enough with the stock cheeses and butter. This cooked up so quickly. It was so tasty I kept eating it and forgot to take a picture for you guys! hahahahaha?? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2016
Used premade from Trader Joe's. Quick & easy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2016
I've never eaten or made polenta before so I honestly didn't know what to expect. I was not disappointed by this recipe I was surprised by how similar it was to mashed potatoes. I think the next time I make this recipe I'll probably throw in more seasoning to kick up the flavor a notch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2016
Simple and very good. A nice alternative to typical sides. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2020
This creamy cheesy polenta is so delicious and rich. It's savory. I served it with filet mignon. It was the perfect complementary flavor profile. I used low sodium chicken broth because that's what I had available, and it was amazing! I would never use regular chicken broth for this recipe, since it tasted perfect! I also used a lot of paprika, not a dash. I highly recommend that you make this recipe, even if you don't have a fancy meal planned. You may want to eat it all. Remember you have to use a potato masher to break down the cubed polenta after removing the polenta from the heat (I think that's not written in the recipe). Enjoy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2020
I used this easy recipe in place of a “scratch” version For a Parmesan Polenta Roasted Vegetable recipe. I also used vegetable broth in place of chicken brother to make it more vegetarian (not vegan, bc of the cheese!) I also added a tablespoon of butter. It worked wonderfully topped with the roasted zucchini, tomato, kale, peppers and onions! Read More
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