Rich and Creamy (Savory) Polenta


    • 3 cups half-and-half
    • 3 cups water
    • 2 1/4 teaspoons salt
    • 2 1/4 cups coarse cornmeal
    • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
    • 1 1/2 to taste fresh ground black pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan bring the half-and-half and the water to a boil.
  2. Add the salt and then gradually add the polenta while stirring.
  3. Reduce the heat to maintain a simmer, stirring constantly.
  4. The polenta should be smooth and large bubbles will pop on the surface.
  5. Cook until very thick but not stiff, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and add butter, cheese and pepper.
  7. Serve immediately.

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