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Instant Pot® Polenta

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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 by letting your Instant Pot® do all of the work for you! We like to serve this topped with browned Italian sausage and pork ribs that have simmered in a sauce made with onions, garlic, basil and tomato sauce until the ribs are falling off the bone-tender! Serve with additional cheese, if desired. Delizioso!"
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25 m servings 376
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Whisk water, polenta, and salt together in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)). Close and lock the lid. Select Porridge setting according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 5 to 10 minutes for pressure to build.
  2. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Add butter and cream. Whisk until polenta is smooth and lump-free. Stir in Parmigiano-Reggiano and Pecorino Romano cheeses and whisk until melted and well combined.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 376 calories; 21.6 31.8 14.2 61 1060 Full nutrition

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Easy, fool-proof and delicious!