Polenta Recipe

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  1. Combine the water, 2 1/2 cups of the milk, the garlic, bay leaf, salt, and pepper in a large, heavy saucepan, and bring to a boil.
  2. Gradually whisk in the polenta and reduce the heat to low.
  3. Cook uncovered, stirring often with a large wooden spoon, until smooth and creamy, 35 to 40 minutes, adding the additional 1/4 cup milk as needed if the mixture gets too thick.
  4. Add the butter and cheese and stir until melted.
  5. Remove from the heat and discard the bay leaf.
  6. Adjust the seasoning to taste and serve immediately.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 262.64 Kcal (1100 kJ)
Calories from fat 115.29 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.81g 20%
Cholesterol 34.87mg 12%
Sodium 841.13mg 35%
Potassium 260.52mg 6%
Total Carbs 29.68g 10%
Sugars 6.47g 26%
Dietary Fiber 2.21g 9%
Protein 6.97g 14%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 0%
Vitamin A 1.6mg 52%
Iron 0.1mg 0%
Calcium 240.5mg 24%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 64.29 Kcal (269 kJ)
Calories from fat 28.22 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.14g 20%
Cholesterol 8.53mg 12%
Sodium 205.88mg 35%
Potassium 63.77mg 6%
Total Carbs 7.27g 10%
Sugars 1.58g 26%
Dietary Fiber 0.54g 9%
Protein 1.71g 14%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 52%
Calcium 58.9mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.9
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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