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oven polenta

Oven Polenta

Oven polenta is so easy to make and enjoy. Hands-free, perfect results AND it’s naturally gluten-free.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Other sides, Rice & Grains
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 244 kcal


  • 1 cup coarse-ground polenta do not use fine cornmeal or instant polenta
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter cut into small pieces or 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 ounces grated parmesan or romano cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • Put the polenta into a 2-quart baking dish, stir in the water and season with salt, and some freshly ground black pepper. Add the butter and or butter and oil, stir in.
  • Set the dish, covered, in the oven, and bake for 40 minutes. Open the oven and stir in the cheese, bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes more.
  • Remove from oven, taste, and adjust seasonings and serve.


Serving: 1gCalories: 244kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 8gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 765mgFiber: 1g
Keyword easy polenta recipe, hands-free polenta, oven baked polenta
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