Baked Polenta or Grits

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 55 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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5 cups water

1 cup coarse-ground cornmeal

1 ear fresh corn, kernels removed

1 jalapeno, seeded and minced

3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Whisk cornmeal into water, and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add corn, pepper, cheese, butter, and salt. Butter a 7 by 7-inch flameproof baking dish. Pour polenta into baking dish and bake 45 minutes. Turn on broiler and broil until bubbly, 2 to 3 minutes.
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