Easy Polenta

Easy Polenta PinWe love this Easy Polenta recipe because it’s so delicious, low calorie and versatile. We prefer to eat it warm, but you can eat it cold straight out of the fridge if you’re in a hurry.

It’s super low calorie, with only 34 calories per serving. That means you can eat two or three pieces and not feel guilty about it. Sometimes, I eat one serving as a side dish and another serving as dessert topped with Chia Seed Jam.

It’s so versatile that it goes with just about anything! You can eat it for breakfast with some Chia Seed Jam or your favorite fruit preserves. You can eat for lunch topped with a little leftover marinara or salsa. You can eat it for dinner topped with a little paprika as a simple low calorie side dish with your Vegan Lentil Loaf or Vegan Portobello Mushroom Steaks. The possibilities are endless!

It sets up nice and firm after it’s been in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. It’s not soft like grits, porridge or Malt-o-Meal. You can pick up a square and eat it without a utensil.



Easy Polenta
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Servings Prep Time
12 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 15 minutes
Easy Polenta
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Rating: 5
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Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 minutes 15 minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Bring 6 cups water to a boil in a large pot.
  2. Reduce the heat to simmer and add the polenta. Stir with a whisk to break up any clumps.
  3. Cook for 20 minutes or until the polenta is soft and the water has been absorbed. Follow the package instructions.
  4. Line a large casserole dish with parchment paper.
  5. When the polenta is finished cooking, add 1 tsp salt and stir.
  6. Pour the polenta into the lined casserole dish and spread evenly.
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  7. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to allow the polenta to set.
  8. Enjoy plain.
    Easy Polenta
  9. Topped with marinara.
    Easy Polenta Marinara
  10. Topped with Chia Seed Jam or your other favorite seasonings or vegan toppings.
Recipe Notes

Serving size is 1 square about 3 inches by 3 inches.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Polenta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 34 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.02g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.04g
Sodium 234mg 10%
Potassium 15mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0.1g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Calcium 0.1%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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