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Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Creamy Parmesan Polenta is great alternative to pasta that is slightly nutty and salty from the parmesan and flavorful from the garlic and chicken base.  Swap out the chicken base for vegetable base to make this vegetarian.  It is an amazing creamy backdrop to meats, stews, beans, sauces, and other creations that you want to pair it with!  

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Carrie Tyler


  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp Chicken Base or Vegetable Base
  • 3/4 cup Cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 1 tbls Butter


  1. Combine the water, minced garlic, and chicken (or veggie) base in a medium sized pot.  Bring to a boil.

  2. Reduce heat to a simmer and slowly whisk in the cornmeal.  Cook for 10 minutes on a low simmer while stirring frequently to prevent clumping.

  3. Once the polenta is thick and creamy (no longer runs off spoon), remove from the heat and stir in the parmesan.  Finish with Butter and serve!