Creamy Parmesan Polenta

This polenta isn't just a side dish; it's a showstopper in its own right, capable of elevating any meal to gourmet status. This recipe promises to deliver comfort, flavor, and a touch of elegance to your dining table.

Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Discover the richness and creaminess of our creamy parmesan polenta, an ultra comforting dish. This polenta alone embodies the simple pleasure of Italian cuisine.
Served with a homemade tomato sauce, sautéed mushrooms or simply served as a side dish to a meat or fish dish, this creamy parmesan polenta is the perfect option for all occasions.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • medium saucepan
  • skillet



  • In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups of water or vegetable broth to a boil.
  • Gradually whisk in the polenta. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring frequently, until the polenta is thick and creamy, about 20-30 minutes.
  • Add the milk. Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese and butter.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.


  • Stir the polenta continuously while cooking to prevent lumps from forming and ensure a smooth texture.
  • Adjust the amount of liquid based on your desired consistency. If the polenta becomes too thick, simply add more milk until it reaches the desired creaminess.
  • Don't rush the cooking process. Slow and steady cooking over low heat allows the flavors to develop fully and ensures a creamy texture.
  • Serve the polenta immediately after cooking for the best taste and texture. Polenta tends to thicken as it cools, so it's best enjoyed right away.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped herbs, such as parsley or thyme, for a pop of color and freshness.
  • Leftover polenta can be refrigerated and reheated later. Simply add a splash of liquid when reheating to restore the creamy consistency.
Keyword Creamy, Polenta, Quick & Easy

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