Polenta: a versatile side dish


Author: Suzanne van Souvy

Persons: 4

Temperature: 1

Cooking time: 30 to 40 minutes

Prep time: 1 hour


  • 200 grams of polenta flour
  • 1 liter of water or broth
  • 50 grams of butter
  • 100 grams of grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt to taste


  1. Step 1 -

    Bring the water or stock to the boil with some salt and add the polenta flour while stirring to avoid lumps.

  2. Step 2 -

    Simmer over low heat, stirring frequently, until the polenta is thick and creamy (about 30 to 40 minutes).

  3. Step 3 -

    Stir in the butter and Parmesan cheese until melted.

  4. Step 5 -

    Serve immediately for a creamy polenta or pour into a mold and let cool before slicing and baking later.

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