Basic Polenta

3.7 of 5 (11)
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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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Member Ratings For This Recipe

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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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    Very Good
    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