Parmesan and Black Pepper Polenta

Freshly ground pepper makes all the difference in this simple recipe.

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup instant polenta
  • 1 -ounce finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (1/2 cup)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Directions
  • Bring 4 1/2 cups water to a boil with 1 1/4 teaspoons salt and butter in a 4-quart heavy saucepan, then add polenta in a thin stream, whisking. Cook polenta at a bare simmer, whisking with a long-handled whisk and turning down heat as needed to prevent spattering, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Serve sprinkled with black pepper.


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