Perfect Soft Polenta, as seen on Food Network Kitchen Live.
Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon

Perfect Soft Polenta

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings



  1. In a 4-quart saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Add the stock and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Slowly whisk in the polenta. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring frequently, until the polenta is hydrated, about 2 hours.
  3. Remove from the heat and whisk in the mascarpone, Parmesan and remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve topped with a drizzle of olive oil and more Parmesan, if desired.