Monday, August 3, 2015

Creamy Cheese Polenta

I love an easy side dish, especially when I'm making a few dishes all at once.  Just a stir occasionally and this is pretty much good to go on it's own.  Plus it's a delicious base to a meat dish that you top it with.  I'll be posting what I topped mine with tomorrow.  The combination was pretty tasty.

Creamy Cheese Polenta

1 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup polenta
2 tbsp butter
1/2 tbsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
2 tbsp mascarpone cheese

Bring the water and milk to a boil.  Whisk in the polenta and turn down the heat to medium low.  Add in sea salt and pepper and stir (with a wooden spoon).  Continue to stir frequently as it cooks and thickens.  This will take about a half hour.  When it has thickened, remove from heat and stir in the butter, mascarpone and cheddar cheeses.  

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