Basic Polenta

  • 40 minutes
  • 4-6 servings
  • Easy
  • Cheap


1½ cups coarse cornmeal

¾ teaspoon salt, or to taste


Bring 5 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan.

Whisk in the cornmeal, a little at a time.

Cook, stirring often, until the mixture is thick and creamy, about 30 minutes.

Season with salt and serve, or pour the polenta into a pan and refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.