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 and some chopped tomatoes, some spices, and bake another 20 minutes. It's dinner.

Nancy

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 10 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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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.

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  • Pour water into the prepared dish; stir in polenta and salt.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until polenta is thickened, about 40 minutes. Stir in squash, sour cream, and Cheddar cheese. Continue baking until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes more. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

Any variety of squash can be substituted for the butternut squash.

Nutrition Facts

305 calories; protein 10.5g 21% DV; carbohydrates 32.1g 10% DV; fat 15.1g 23% DV; cholesterol 34.1mg 11% DV; sodium 533.1mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2020
Great recipe—the easiest polenta I’ve ever made, light and “fluffy!” I did not use the squash, did add some sour cream and cheese, a little bit of half & half, but not much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2018
This is great! I never thought to bake my polenta. I stood over the stove for about 30 minutes or more to make it. I found an instant polenta but it is just not as good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2020
Great recipe—the easiest polenta I’ve ever made, light and “fluffy!” I did not use the squash, did add some sour cream and cheese, a little bit of half & half, but not much. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2017
I loved this stuff!.. Easy and delicious. I added greek yogurt since I use that instead of sour cream in the house and sprinkled just the top with some Srirachia cheddar! Will make this many times... soooo good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2020
What a great idea to bake the polenta! I played with it a bit: used mashed carrots instead of squash, used parmesan instead of cheddar, and half sour cream/half cottage cheese for more protein. Read More
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