Barefoot Contessa's Rosemary Polenta Recipe

Posted by
Rate It!
Barefoot Contessa's Rosemary Polenta
Add your photo!



  1. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large saucepan.
  2. Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, rosemary, salt, and pepper and sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Add the chicken stock, half-and-half, and milk and bring to a boil.
  4. Remove from the heat and slowly sprinkle the cornmeal into the hot milk while stirring constantly with a whisk.
  5. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for a few minutes, until thickened and bubbly.
  6. Off the heat, stir in the Parmesan.
  7. Pour into a 9 X 13 X 2-inch pan, smooth the top, and refrigerate until firm and cold.
  8. Cut the chilled polenta into 12 squares, as you would with brownies.
  9. Lift each one out with a spatula and cut diagonally into triangles.
  10. Dust each triangle lightly in flour.
  11. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large sauté pan and cook the triangles in batches over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes, turning once, until browned on the outside and heated inside.
  12. Add more butter and oil, as needed.
  13. Serve immediately.
  14. **Cook time does not include refrigeration time.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 193.3 Kcal (809 kJ)
Calories from fat 118.75 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.19g 20%
Cholesterol 27.68mg 9%
Sodium 186.57mg 8%
Potassium 166.79mg 4%
Total Carbs 14.81g 5%
Sugars 2.34g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.98g 4%
Protein 5.07g 10%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 97.1mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 160.07 Kcal (670 kJ)
Calories from fat 98.33 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.93g 20%
Cholesterol 22.92mg 9%
Sodium 154.49mg 8%
Potassium 138.11mg 4%
Total Carbs 12.26g 5%
Sugars 1.94g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.81g 4%
Protein 4.19g 10%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 3%
Calcium 80.4mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
Search recipes
by ingredients
Construct & Analyze
Your Recipe

Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.8
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Share Recipe

Get Your Recipe of Health!
Follow RecipeOfHealth on Facebook!
Scroll to top