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Old-Fashioned Polenta

Old-Fashioned Polenta
Secret Ingredient: Cornmeal Cornmeal


  • 1 cup yellow corn meal
  • 2 cups of soup stock (chicken or veggie)
  • 2 cups of low-fat milk
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups of jarred marinara sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pour the milk and soup stock into a big pot and heat on the stove over medium heat, until boiling. When the pot reaches a rolling boil, add the cornmeal, whisking it in a little at a time and avoiding lumps.
  3. Lower the heat and continue to stir regularly on simmer, until the mixture thickens. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Take it off the stove and add the Parmesan cheese.
  5. You can serve the polenta as-is, with sauce on top (and some cooked veggies if your kids will eat them!) or put it into a greased 9-inch baking dish, spread the sauce on top, and bake for 10 minutes, until the sauce is bubbly.