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Creamy Polenta

Servings 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups instant polenta
  • ¾ cup mascarpone or cream cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Bring 4 1/2 cups of salted water to a boil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  • Whisk the polenta to the boiling water in a slow, fine stream. Stir constantly to avoid lumps.
  • Reduce the heat to low. Cover the polenta and cook it for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and keep covered for 5 more minutes. Stir in the cheeses.
  • Cover until ready to serve.