Polenta recipes are a great side in place of traditional mashed potatoes or grits, and offer a much wider range of flavor. Whether baked, grilled, fried, or served creamy, polenta is a delicious gluten-free addition to your menu. Polenta's grits-like consistency comes from boiling cornmeal in water. Once your polenta is ready, it can be baked, grilled, fried, or served as a creamy addition to any course. Our editors love polenta triangles for appetizers, polenta casserole for family night, and polenta with Italian-Style Beef for those evenings when they crave comfort food.
Stuffed Chicken and Herb Gravy with Creamy Polenta
Polenta is made when cornmeal is boiled in water, resulting in a grits-like consistency. Once this warm dish is made, it’s baked, grilled, fried, or served creamy, making it one of the most versatile dishes. Served as a side dish or main, we have 29 of the best recipes that feature just about every way to enjoy polenta.
Make this meal in forty minutes or less by chopping the herbs while the chicken cooks, and preparing the green beans while the polenta cooks. Instead of tarragon, you can use fresh sage or more thyme.