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Basic Polenta Recipe
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Basic Polenta Recipe

A basic recipe for Bramata polenta with vegetable stock, butter, and parmesan.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword basic polenta recipe, how to make polenta
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 494kcal
Author Aline Cueni


  • 340 g Polenta Bramata
  • 1 liter vegetable stock
  • 7 dl water
  • 60 g butter
  • 60 g parmesan grated


  • In a large pot, bring one-liter vegetable stock to the boil. Stir in the polenta, lower the heat to minimum, add the lid to the pot and let it simmer for one and a half hour.
  • Stir occasionally and add more water during cooking when your polenta gets too dry. You will need about 700ml of water, but it depends a little on the polenta you use.
  • After 90 minutes, stir in the butter and grated parmesan until melted and well combined. 


Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 1348mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1205IU | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 1mg