Polenta with Cheese

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100% would make this recipe again

Polenta can be seasoned in many different ways. A very tasty and creamy blue cheese goes well with polenta.

Preparation : 5 min Cooking : 40 min
290 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly


3 1/2 cups water 900 mL
1 tsp salt 4 g
1 1/2 cup cornmeal (polenta) 200 g
120 g Gorgonzola cheese, or another creamy blue cheese

Before you start

Use 1 part flour to 4 parts water (or broth or milk), but increase the amount of liquid if the cornmeal contains coarser grains or if you want a softer result ("all'onda", i.e., polenta that has a ripple effect).


  1. Add the water and salt to a saucepan. Bring the water to a gentle boil (not to a rolling boil in order to avoid lumps). Slowly pour in a continuous stream of cornmeal, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to low and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally-
  2. Have a small pan of boiling water on the side, to dilute the polenta if it is too thick to your taste.
  3. The polenta is cooked when it pulls away from the sides of the pan, about 40 min.
  4. Stir in the cheese then serve. If the blue cheese is not creamy enough, you may need to add some butter.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (170g)


% Daily Value




11 g

16 %

Saturated 5.9 g
+ Trans 0 g

29 %


20 mg


810 mg

34 %


39 g

13 %


7 g

27 %


0 g


10 g

Vitamin A

13 %

Vitamin C



15 %


9 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 0 serving
Grain Products : 2 ½ servings
Milk and Alternatives : ½ serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving


This recipe is :
Free  :
Excellent source of  :
Good source of  :
Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Zinc
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Folacin, Iron, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 2
Meat and Alternatives 1
Fats 1 ½

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This recipe is in the following categories

First courses/Appetizers | Side dishes | Kosher | Vegetarian | Halal | High Fibre | Italian