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Recipe: Perfect baked polenta

February 18, 2010

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Perfect baked polenta



Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Servings: 6

8 cups water

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups polenta

2 to 3 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a 3- to 4-quart oven-proof pot, combine the water, salt, polenta and butter. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Stir polenta and bake for 10 more minutes. Remove the pot from the oven and stir in the grated cheese. Set aside 5 minutes to rest before serving.

2. To serve, spoon the polenta into each of 6 warmed shallow pasta bowls. Serve immediately.

Each servings: 221 calories; 5 grams protein; 36 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams fiber; 5 grams fat; 3 grams saturated fat; 13 mg. cholesterol; 0 sugar; 465 mg. sodium.