Cheddar Polenta

Side Dishes

Cheddar Polenta

A northern Italian staple, polenta is simply cornmeal—this one is enhanced with Cheddar cheese.


4 servings (3 cups)

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Refer to package directions for timing. Depending on the variety of cornmeal (quick, instant, etc.), cooking times will vary.


Bring water and milk to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Gradually whisk in cornmeal. Cook cornmeal according to package directions, or until thick, stirring often.

Add Cheddar, stirring until melted. Season polenta with salt. Serve with Shrimp Skewers with Cilantro Pesto.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 315

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16g 24%

Saturated Fat 10g 50%

Cholesterol 48mg 16%

Sodium 276mg 11%

Carbs 29g 9%

Fiber 3g 12%

Protein 14g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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