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Creamy Polenta in a wooden bowl with hands

Cheesy, Creamy Polenta in 10 Minutes

A quick and easy polenta recipe using only 3 ingredients.
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: polenta
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 297kcal


  • 4 Cups Chicken Stock or broth or vegetable stock or broth
  • 1 Cup Dried Polenta
  • 8 Oz Jack Cheese cubed


  • In a food processor or high speed blender, add the dried polenta and ground to a fine meal. Set aside. Cut the jack cheese into ½ inch cubes.
  • In an 8 quart saucepan, bring the chicken stock to a boil. Slowly whisk in the ground polenta. Continue whisking, the polenta will start to thicken almost immediately. As the polenta thickens (will only take 1-2 minutes), turn the stove down to medium-low.
  • Using a wooden spoon or heat safe spatula, stir in the jack cheese. Continue stirring until the jack cheese has completely melted. (2-3 minutes)
  • Turn off the heat, cover with a lid and let rest 5 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

To make Shaped Polenta (For fried polenta and polenta fries)

  • Pour the creamy polenta in a 8x10 baking dish while still warm. Allow to cool, then cover and place in the refrigerator 4 hours - overnight.


Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 432mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 352IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 287mg | Iron: 1mg
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