Polenta Recipe

How to Cook Polenta


  • Boil 3 cups of stock or water in a heavy-bottomed pot. Keep an additional pot of hot liquid simmering on the stove to add to the polenta if it thickens before it softens.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of salt per dry cup of polenta
  • Whisk or slowly stir in 1 cup of polenta (to break up lumps).
  • Continue to stir until the mixture returns to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer
  • add 1 teaspoon of salt.
  • Cook for about 20 minutes. Stir every 3 to 5 minutes scraping the bottom of the pot. Cooking times may vary due to stove temperatures and volume of polenta. The polenta is ready to eat when it is uniformly soft.
  • Stir in ½ cup of parmesan cheese (freshly grated is best)
  • stir in 1 tablespoon of butter.
  • Adjust salt to taste, if needed.
  • Serve!