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Quick, Creamy Polenta

This show-stopping side dish features polenta with mascarpone, topped with toasted walnuts and gorgonzola.

Polenta with gorgonzala

Creamy polenta with mascarpone, gorgonzola, and walnuts.

Creamy polenta is easy to make and hard to resist. This Thanksgiving-ready side dish gets even tastier with a delectable topping combo of toasted walnuts and gorgonzola cheese.

Quick & Creamy Polenta

Quick & Creamy Polenta

Recipe by Andrew Cotto
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  • 2 cups 2 instant or fine corn meal

  • 8 cups 8 chicken stock or water

  • 2 tsp 2 kosher salt

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 ground white pepper

  • 1 8 oounce 1 container of mascarpone cheese

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 gorgonzola

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 rough chopped walnuts, toasted

  • 2 tbsp 2 room temperature butter


  • Bring water or stock to a simmer in a large saucepan or Dutch oven.
  • Add the salt.
  • Slowly whisk in the polenta.
  • Lower the heat to medium-low and cook, whisking constantly, for one minute.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in the white pepper and mascarpone.
  • Transfer to a serving dish that has been coated with the butter.
  • Top with toasted walnuts and gorgonzola cheese.

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