Creamy Parmesan Polenta is a delicious, EASY to make (10 minutes) dish that’s full of flavor, and a perfect side dish for a variety of entrees.
If you are looking for a flavor-filled side dish that goes GREAT with a number of main dishes, may I suggest this easy (and quick) recipe for creamy parmesan polenta? I’ve made it several times, and it always has turned out wonderfully, and compliments our meals very well!
It’s so easy, it can be made in about 10 minutes, so how can you go wrong? The polenta tastes so buttery and is flavored with freshly grated Parmesan cheese… so there’s that! YUM! Today I want to share just how easy this polenta is to make!
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How To Make Parmesan Polenta (It’s EASY)
Measure out the milk, water and salt into a medium saucepan. Bring the liquid to a boil over medium high heat.
Now it’s time to multi-task! SLOWLY add the cornmeal to the boiling liquid, whisking continually while you add the cornmeal. You need to do BOTH at the same time (it’s important)! Continue to whisk while you cook this mixture for 2-3 minutes, just until the polenta begins to thicken.
Once the polenta begins to thicken, turn the heat down to SIMMER. Cook the polenta, whisking or stirring often, until it becomes thick (but still creamy!).
To Finish The Creamy Parmesan Polenta
Add the butter and freshly grated Parmesan cheese to the thickened polenta. Fresh grated parmesan adds the BEST flavor! Stir the parmesan polenta well, until all ingredients have become fully combined.
Once combined, the creamy parmesan polenta should be very thick, very delicious, and is now ready to serve!
Time To Serve The Parmesan Polenta!
Once the parmesan polenta is ready, simply dish it up as a perfect side for a number of main courses! The cheesy, creamy side dish goes very well with chicken, pork, fish, and beef dishes. As you can see in the photos below, I have prepared it to serve with a chicken and broccoli meal, AND to serve with my delicious recipe for beef short ribs.
I hope you will consider trying this easy and delicious recipe for parmesan polenta, and trust you will enjoy serving it with a variety of meals! Have a GREAT day!
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Original recipe source for polenta: https://inquiringchef.com/braised-red-wine-beef-short-ribs-parmesan-polenta/
Creamy Parmesan Polenta is a delicious, EASY to make (10 minutes) dish that's full of flavor, and a perfect side dish for a variety of entrees.
- 3 cups milk
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup cornmeal (or polenta)
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- ½ cup grated, fresh Parmesan cheese
Measure out milk, water and salt into a medium saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil on medium high heat.
SLOWLY add cornmeal to the boiling liquid, whisking continually while you add it. You need to do BOTH at the same time! Continue to whisk while it cooks for 2-3 minutes, just until polenta begins to thicken. Once polenta starts to thicken, turn heat down to SIMMER. Cook, whisking or stirring often, until it becomes thick (but still creamy!).
Add butter and fresh grated Parmesan cheese to thickened polenta. Stir polenta well, until all ingredients are fully incorporated. Once combined, the creamy parmesan polenta is ready to serve, while hot! Enjoy!
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