Basic Polenta


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 127.3
  • Total Fat: 3.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 37.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 cup cornmeal/grits/ polenta
    4 cups water
    1 T. margerine
    Salt and pepper to taste


Boil water, whisk in polenta. Cook covered, stirring frequently 5 minutes or til thick.

Makes four 1 cup servings.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MAINELYAMOM.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe may be used for breakfast dinner or lunch.
    All you need do is add spices, (basil;italian seasonings;
    parmesan cheese; romano, etc. etc.
    It is very good and really low cal and filling. - 6/1/07

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  • good basic recipe, serving size is closer to 3/4 cup rather than one cup - 9/5/13

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  • This is really good. I served it with Taco soup - 1/18/12

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  • This was a good basic recipe, Thanks. I did however add a bit of Parmesan and used real butter instead of margarine. - 6/8/11

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  • This is what we called "Corn meal Mush" & it was a regular Sat. noon meal, just as is! We put a little (Very little controled my Mother's hand) sugar, no margerine & powdered milk & we all thought it was Wonderful. Thank You for submitting i - 5/25/11

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  • This was great on a cold winter evening. I added Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute, a little garlic powder, and a pinch of cayenne....delicious! - 12/21/10

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  • very simple good recipe.. im sure its bland on its own though.. I seasoned the cornmeal before hand and then mixed it.. and its awesome!!! super easy - 6/13/10

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  • perfect when topped with a mix of veggies and pasta sauce. - 6/9/10

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  • great way to get protein with whey protein
    - 9/14/09

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  • O.K.
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It had very little flavor, even after adding fresh, chopped basil to the mixture. Will likely try again and make a bit more flavorful. - 4/26/09

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  • Good -- I added 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor for a vegan meal. - 1/21/09

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  • Excellent! My family loved this and I'll be making it often. - 2/22/08

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  • A Good platform to be creative and add chopped sauted veggies or a little bit of cheese. - 9/15/07

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