I have added a new side dish to my dinner rotation. Baked Creamy Polenta. I purchase the polenta in bulk at my local health food store. It has always been a favorite of mine, but it always seemed daunting cook from scratch. When I made it, I used the premade polenta in the tubes, that always has the texture of rubber. This recipe is a winner and very easy to make.
Baked Creamy Polenta
6 cups water
1 1/2 cups slow cooking polenta
1/4 cup butter (I use Kerrygold)
salt and pepper to taste
Bring 6 cups salted water to a boil.. Whisking constantly, slowly add the polenta and reduce heat to medium-low. Whisk often, until polenta is tender. If the polenta becomes thick too soon, add more water and continue cooking. Add butter and ½ cup Parmesan to polenta and stir.
Add to baking dish, cover with additional parmesan cheese and bake in 350 degree of 20 minutes.