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How to cook Grandma’s Italian Polenta

My grandma’s Italian polenta. Polenta is part of the staple diet of Italy.

While it was originally most common in the north of Italy, today it is a popular dish which is enjoyed throughout Italy and in many other parts of the world.




Makes 4 to 6 servings


  • 1 cup cornmeal, preferably stone-ground
  • 4 cups chicken broth, water, or milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Grated Pecorino Romano cheese

Video Recipe:


  1. Whisk the cornmeal, milk, and salt in a saucepan.
  2. Cook, whisking constantly, over medium-high heat, for about 5 minutes, or until thickened.
  3. Reduce the heat to low.
  4. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat.
  6. Your Italian polenta is now ready to be served!

Buon Mangiata!

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