Fast & Creamy Polenta



Ever have one of those weeks where you feel like you just can’t breathe, but you know you have to get certain things done come heck-or-high water?  This week.  Yep.  Pretty much.  For today’s post I thumbed through my magazine clippings for a quick and easy recipe to share with you and found one that I have been wanting to try for quite a while.  How do you feel about polenta?  I have had some yummy versions over the past couple of years and found this recipe in our local paper supplement. Hope you enjoy it!

Fast & Creamy Polenta
Serves 4
"Creamy polenta (cornmeal) is to Italians what mashed potatoes are to Americans." --
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  1. 4 cups water
  2. 1 t. coarse salt (I used sea salt on hand)
  3. 1 cup instant polenta
  4. 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese or cream cheese (where in my store is the mascarpone? I used Neufschatel)
  5. Chopped parsley
  1. Bring water to a boil in a heavy saucepan. Add salt.
  2. Whisk in the polenta in a steady stream until well combined.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in cream cheese. Top with parsley.
  1. Okay, so this doesn't look so creamy. Apparently I thought that the tube of polenta was the instant. LOL! There is obviously another version of polenta that I did not see, and the Walmart guy and I searched everywhere! But this was still good. See how we learn as we go?
Adapted from
Adapted from
Mormon Mavens

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