Basic Polenta Recipe

Looking for an easy Basic Polenta recipe? Learn how to make Basic Polenta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by christinavt

Makes 4 servings



By Polly Pitchford, Full Spectrum Health. This is great for breakfast, pan-fried in a little oil and served with maple syrup. cornmeal, water, salt, canola oil cvt

Recipe Ingredients for Basic Polenta

1 cup cornmeal
2 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons canola oil

Recipe Directions for Basic Polenta

  1. Preheat oven to 350. In a heavy pot, dissolve the cornmeal in the cold water. Add the salt and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. The cornmeal will thicken as it cooks. When it has thickened, turn heat to medium, cover, and cook for 25 minutes, stirring frequently. Add more water if it becomes too thick to stir. Halfway through cooking time, add oil.

  2. Spoon mixture into a lightly oiled pie plate or loaf pan and bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Cool and slice.

Categories

Main Dish, Side Dish, American, Italian, Bake, Boil, Simmer, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 182.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
131
Calories from Fat
31
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.4g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
595mg
25%
Potassium
88mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
23.4g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2.2g
9%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
2.4g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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