Creamy Polenta

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Creamy Polenta

by Susanne Despature

Creamy, cheesy polenta is a delicious comfort that is simple-to-make and simply delicious!  

Cuisine : European Course : Appetizer Skill Level : Novice
Prep : 5 mins Cook : 10 mins Ready in : 15 mins Serves : 4


  • 1 Small onion or shallot
  • 20 g Butter
  • 250 ml Chicken broth (250 ml water & 1 cube chicken stock)
  • 250 ml Milk
  • 1 pinch of Saffron powder
  • 125 g Polenta (corn gritts), fine
  • 50 g Parmesan
  • Salt & pepper


  1. In a large pot, sweat onion in butter until soft and translucent.
  2. Add chicken stock, milk and saffron and bring to a boil – the liquid will be yellow because of the saffron.
  3. Add polenta into the milk, then stir continuously, until the polenta absorbs the liquids and thickens.
  4. Continue to stir (otherwise it will splash a lot) for 5 more minutes or until the polenta is soft.
  5. Cover for 5 minutes
  6. Add parmesan, season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve with chicken in tomato sauce and olives.
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