Soft Polenta

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 2 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 2 hr
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cups minced onion

1 clove minced garlic

2 cups chicken stock

2 cups heavy cream

2 cups polenta (recommended: Anson Mills)

4 ounces mascarpone

1/4 cup grated Parmesan

4 tablespoons butter



  1. In a 4-quart saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and sweat for 3 minutes until vegetables are translucent and aromatic. Add chicken stock and cream and bring to a simmer. Whisk in polenta and reduce heat to low. Cook over a low heat for 2 hours, stirring regularly.
  2. Remove from heat and whisk in cheese and butter, and season with salt and serve.