Polenta Recipe Video

Here's how you make and how you eat polenta the traditional way.


Cooking Time20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings4
MethodMain Ingredient


 Polenta600 Gram
 Warm water1 1⁄2 Liter
 Stock2 Liter (vegetable or meat)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Meat sauce/Store-bought regular pasta sauce1 Cup (16 tbs) (meat or vegetarian)
 Cracked black pepper1 Teaspoon
 Cheese2 Tablespoon, grated (Optional)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 272 Calories from Fat 116

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g19.9%

Saturated Fat 4.2 g20.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 15.7 mg

Sodium 1746.7 mg72.8%

Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.7%

Dietary Fiber 0.89 g3.6%

Sugars 1.3 g

Protein 17 g33.9%

Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 1.3%

Calcium 9.2% Iron 40.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1.In a large sauce pan, heat the water. Add polenta to warm water and keep stirring to avoid lump formation.
2.Once the polenta is cooked start adding vegetable stock. Do wear gloves while doing it as you could burn your hand.
3. Add one ladle vegetable stock at one time and mix gently until absorbed.
4.Once the polenta is cooked to creamy consistency remove pan off the heat and turn the mixture onto a flat clean surface. You could use wooden cutting board too.
5.Spread the meat/tomato sauce over the spread polenta and sprinkle some cheese and black pepper.

6. Cut into pieces and serve warm as a side to meats or stews.