Creamy Cheesy Polenta


  • 3 cups (or more) whole milk
  • 1 cup polenta (coarse cornmeal)
  • 3 oz. finely grated Parmesan (about 1½ cups)
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 4 tsp. kosher salt


Bring milk and 3 cups water to a boil over medium-high heat in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat to medium. Whisking constantly, gradually add polenta; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover pan, and cook, whisking every 10–15 minutes, until thickened and no longer gritty, 30–35 minutes. Remove from heat and add Parmesan, butter, and salt. Cook, whisking, until butter and cheese are melted and polenta is the consistency of porridge, about 1 minute.

Serve as a side to the delicious Beef Ragout

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