Basic Polenta

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 32.3
  • Total Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.3 mg
  • Sodium: 333.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g

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Easy recipe and great lo-cal substitute for pasta and bread! Easy recipe and great lo-cal substitute for pasta and bread!
Number of Servings: 6


    1 cup corn meal or grits
    1.5 cup chicken broth or stock
    1.5 cup water
    Salt, garlic to taste


Boil broth and water, add grits. Stir and immediately reduce heat to medium low. Stir constantly, adding salt and garlic to taste. Polenta will be done when it pulls away from the bottom of the pan and is very thick. Depending on the type of grit used, this can be anywhere from 15-30 minutes.

Pour into a cake pan and smooth. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes, overnight preferred. When cool, cut into 6 pieces. Rehead by pan frying or broiling.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EMONICA.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    super and simple. closest to 'real' polenta. add parmesan cheese for an added taste treat. - 7/17/10

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    Added garlic,chillies and dried parsley...very nice!!!!! - 4/30/12

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    Very easy to make, and very good! I added a 1/2 cup of shredded cheese to boot and it was delicious! - 9/2/11