Creamy Polenta with Aged Cheddar Cheese

By Marge Perry & David Bonom
Vary the cheese to suit the entrée with which you serve this creamy, rich .
  • Course: Side Dish


  • chopped chives
  • grated aged cheddar cheese
  • milk
  • polenta
  • Salt
  • Water


  1. Combine the milk, water and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Whisk in the polenta in a steady stream. Return to a simmer, reduce the heat to low and simmer polenta, partially covered, whisking thoroughly every 3 to 4 minutes. Cook until tender and creamy, about 28 to 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in cheese until melted and smooth. Stir in the chives. Cover and keep warm.