> hey what's for dinner mom?: Cheesy Polenta

3.22.2012

Cheesy Polenta


Oh so good, talk about comfort food, a big steaming bowl of Cheesy Polenta will make anyone happier. And if you're stymied on what to make for dinner, while this cooks up you could be sautéing vegetables or ground beef or making a sauce to serve over it and have dinner all ready in under 30 minutes. Comfort, quick, delicious and low priced, can't lose there!



Cheesy Polenta
6 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 quarters cups organic polenta
1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
6 ounces cream cheese

bring the water to a boil
add the salt and whisk in the polenta
reduce heat to medium low and cook stirring occasionally for 20-25
minutes until the polenta is cooked through
then slowly sprinkle on the Monterey Jack and stir to combine
stir in the cream cheese and let it melt through
stir to combine and serve!



I made this for dinner with a meat and vegetable packed spaghetti sauce to serve over it. I thought there would be leftovers, I was wrong, one small scoop was all that survived. Next time I'm doubling it so we have enough to put in a loaf pan to slice and fry.

Peace and Love--


 

3 comments :

  1. With all of the cooking I've done, I've NEVER made polenta or risotto (both on my to-do list). This sounds great, I plan to give it a go.

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  2. with all the cheese ANYONE will love this!!

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