Lunch | Dinner | Side

Creamy Polenta

  • 5 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 25 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 4


  • 240


  • 20g


  • 7g


  • 15g




  • 5 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Polenta
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup Smoked Gouda, shredded
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • DDairy:

    Omit the smoked gouda and use parmesan which has trace amounts of lactose, and is typically tolerated in those with dairy intolerance; try a dairy-free cheese; omit cheese

  • CCorn:

    There is no substitute for the polenta


  • 1.

    Cook the Polenta Bring 5 cups of water to a boil in a medium-sized sauce pan. Stir in the polenta and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring often until the polenta becomes soft and smooth, about 25 minutes. The longer it cooks, the thicker it will become.

  • 2.

    Combine Ingredients & Enjoy Once the polenta is soft, stir in the olive oil and cheese until melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Recipe adapted from

Nourishment Notes


Polenta is made from corn, a whole grain. Whole grains provide energy to the body, and can help power you through tiring days.

Fatigue Buster

  • Top with Roasted Veggies

    Serve as a main entrée with the Roasted Sheet Pan Vegetables on top.

  • Serve as a Side

    Serve as a side with the Shredded BBQ Chicken recipe.

  • Purchase Pre-Made

    Polenta can also be purchased in a tube. Cut into ½- inch slices, and pan fry in 1 Tbsp of olive oil. Serve alongside your favorite protein.

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