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Easy Baked Polenta


Recipe for baked polenta, made with cornmeal and parmesan cheese.

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Stir together 1 cup cold water, salt and cornmeal. Using the top of a double boiler, bring 3 cups of water to a boil over direct heat. Stir in the cornmeal mixture gradually. Cook for five minutes. Place over boiling water and cook for 4 minutes, stirring often. Pour into a greased loaf pan and chill until firm.

Remove from loaf pan and slice with a sharp knife. Place slices overlapping on a greased shallow baking dish. Melt butter and pour over polenta. Sprinkle on grated Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered at 350° for 20 minutes.

Serves 4.

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