Creamy Cheese Polenta (Recipe)

Creamy Cheese Polenta

Polenta is a simple, wonderful creation which is a true Italian comfort food!

My mother never made it so it wasn't until I cooked in restaurants before appreciated this simplistic yet versatile recipe.

This version of Polenta uses chicken stock, heavy cream, mozzarella and parmesan cheese making it silky and creamy!

I suggest you serve it as an accompaniment to Chicken Cacciatore, Braised Shortribs, Braised Lamb Shanks and especially with slow cooked meats like Beef Brasiole and Italian Sausage

Creamy Cheese Polenta Recipe

Ingredients

2 cups Chicken Stock

3/4 cups Heavy Cream

3/4 cup Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Corn Grits, Polenta

1/4 cup grated Grana Padano Parmesan Cheese

1/2 cup grated whole milk Mozzarella Cheese




Method

cream and chicken stock add the polenta

Place cream and chicken stock into a sauce pan and bring to a boil.

Reduce to a simmer and add the Polenta.


 

cook Polenta for 30 min add your cheese to the polenta

Simmer slow and low and stir frequently until thick, approximately 30 minutes.  Now add your cheese and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.

 

 

pour polenta in a oiled bowl

Pour your hot Polenta into a olive oil coated deep bowl and let it set up for 10 minutes.  If you prefer you can spoon it onto plates right away.




ready to top and eat polenta polenta plated with sauce

After 10 minutes place a plate on top of the bowl and turn over quickly and the Polenta will drop onto the plate. The classic method of cutting Polenta is using a string.  I just used a serving spoon, a cake server, even a spatula would work.

Top your Polenta with sauce from your braised meats or your "Sunday Gravy"

Chicken Cacciatore with Creamy Cheese Polenta


Here I served it right from the pot with some Chicken Cacciatore that I made. I had extra sauce on my plate so of course I had to get some more Polenta to eat with it!

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