What cheese Can I add to polenta?

A creamy polenta recipe with Parmesan cheese. It’s simple, soft and so delicious! Cheesy polenta is a perfect base or side dish for savory roasted vegetables or slow-cooked meat sauces.

Can you add cheddar to polenta?

Cheddar cheese: You’ll need 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese for this polenta recipe. You can also use other types of cheese, or use vegan cheese, if you’d like. Chives: We kept the seasoning of this recipe super simple with chives and a little salt and pepper.

How do you make instant polenta creamy?

Bring 6 cups water and the chicken broth to a boil in a 4-quart saucepan. Add the salt, and then add the polenta in a slow stream while whisking constantly. Lower the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring with the whisk, until the polenta thickens and slow bubbles “erupt”, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

How do you make polenta Parmesan?

Bring 4 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt to boil in heavy large saucepan. Gradually whisk in polenta; whisk constantly until mixture is smooth and begins to thicken. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until tender and thickened but still creamy, stirring often, about 30 minutes. Stir in butter and Parmesan cheese.

How fattening is polenta?

Low calorie. Polenta is low calorie, similarly to other whole grains that are cooked in a liquid. It provides about 70 calories per 100 grams (g) cooked serving. Nutritious, whole foods that are low in calories, such as polenta, can be a good choice for people looking to lose or maintain weight.

What’s the difference between polenta and instant polenta?

Regular polenta can take up to 40 minutes to cook and requires constant stirring, while “instant” or “quick-cooking” polenta can be made in minutes. Purchasing instant polenta can really cut down the cooking time, but some say that these versions aren’t as flavorful as standard polenta.