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Parmesan Polenta

Cheesy salty polenta, perfect side for all the Italian classics!

Course Side
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Polenta
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 250 kcal
Author Holly Sander


  • 1 cup Polenta
  • 6 cups chicken stock or chicken broth (can use water instead)
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt to taste


  1. Start by bringing 3 cups of the broth or stock to a boil.
  2. Gradually pour in the polenta, whisking continuously
  3. The liquid will absorb very quickly. Add another cup of stock, then reduce heat to a low simmer
  4. Cook for about three minutes, continuing to add another 1 to 2 cups of liquid as it is absorbed.
  5. Add the grated Parmesan cheese and whisk thoroughly
  6. When desired firmness has been reached remove and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Check the "ingredients" when buying polenta... look for one that contains pre-cooked cornmeal for fastest cooking.

Polenta can be served runny or very firm, as desired. For a more firm polenta, just allow more liquid to cook off before serving.