Forget Stirring! Try Baked Polenta Instead

published Feb 15, 2013
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Polenta is one of those dishes that is so wonderfully satisfying on cold winter days, but it takes some time standing at the stovetop and stirring vigorously every 10 minutes to get that nice creamy texture. But did you know there’s a way to enjoy a delicious polenta without the constant stirring?

I started to think that there had to be a hands-off version of polenta, and as it turns out, there most certainly is! I’ve made most of the recipes on the list below and I can attest to the fact that they’re delicious and all relatively simple. The polenta doesn’t taste better than stovetop polenta, but it does taste just as good. And some nights, reaching ‘just as good’ status without the constant stirring is a pretty big deal.

Try a Recipe:
Baked Polenta Pie (pictured) – Two Peas and Their Pod
Baked Polenta with Tomato and Basil – Joy the Baker
Baked Polenta with Mushrooms – Food and Wine
Baked Polenta with Sausage and Artichoke Hearts – Martha Stewart
Baked Polenta with Swiss Chard and Cheese – Epicurious