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5 from 2 votes

Baked Polenta with Cheese

Baked polenta with cheese is a rustic and very easy dish to prepare. The fine taste and texture of the polenta are enhanced by piquant parmesan. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: baked polenta, how to cook polenta, Polenta, polenta in the oven, polenta with cheese
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 804kcal
Author: YourFoodBuddy


  • 1 cup polenta
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan
  • 2/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3 tbsp butter


  • Fill a large pot with water and salt it
  • Cover the pot with a lid, and bring water to a boil
  • Gradually add in the cornflour, stirring constantly
  • Reduce heat to low and allow the polenta to simmer slowly for 15 minutes
  • Stir often
  • In the meantime preheat the over to 360F
  • When the polenta is halfway cooked (the indicated 15 minutes), turn off the stove
  • Use bakeware such as ramekins or clay pots to bake polenta
  • Put a piece of butter on the bottom of the baking dish
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of polenta at the bottom
  • Cover polenta with ricotta and parmesan
  • Add more polenta on top of the cheese
  • Cover with lots of sherdded/grated parmesan
  • Insert the pots into the oven and bake for 15 minutes at 360F
  • If the parmesan doesn't go golden by when the time expires, turn on the fan and cook for an additional couple of minutes
  • Remove from oven and serve with pleasure


Calories: 804kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 2165mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1492IU | Calcium: 742mg | Iron: 2mg