Creamy Parmesan Polenta Recipe

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 instead of water. It’s a perfect base for any kind of saucy meat or mushroom ragout.

Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins | Total Time: 35 mins

Nutritional Facts:

Servings: 4 | Serving Size: 2/3 cup

Calories 173 | Calories from Fat 22 | Total Fat 2g | Saturated Fat 1g | Monounsaturated Fat 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat 0g | Cholesterol 6mg | Sodium 911mg | Total Carbohydrate 30g | Dietary Fiber 1g | Sugars 4g | Protein 7g | PointPlus: 4 | SmartPoints: 5 |.

Creamy Parmesan Polenta
Creamy Parmesan Polenta

To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients:

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

1 cup non-fat milk

2 cups vegetable or chicken broth

3/4 cup dry polenta

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup fresh basil

Salt and pepper


Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins | Total Time: 35 mins

1 . Boil together milk, broth, and salt. Reduce heat, add polenta and whisk. Cook the polenta for 5-7 minutes, stir regularly until thick.

2 . Cook covered for 20 more minutes and keep stirring every 10 minutes.

3 . Turn off heat, add cheese and basil. Mix together until cheese melts. Season with salt and pepper if needed.

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