Creamy Polenta
Garrett Shack- Yum
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Creamy Polenta

This creamy corn-based polenta dish is a perfect way to mix up the usual Italian cuisine tonight!

Polenta is an Italian dish using corn meal as its base. It’s creamy, delicious, and this recipe only requires six ingredients! We bet you already have some of these staples in your kitchen. In taste, it’s similar to Southern grits but It’s coarser and a bit less mushy. This polenta recipe will pair perfectly with any protein of your choice. Give your traditional pasta and rice a rest, and serve this polenta dish instead!


  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 2/3 Cup Corn Meal
  • 1 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat oil and butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir corn meal till coated. Add chicken stock, stir occasionally for 30 seconds to prevent sticking. Allow to boil gently. Add half the cream, stirring to combine. Add remaining cream and continue stirring. Sprinkle with Parmesan and stir in. Polenta should be thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.