Soft Polenta with Mascarpone

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 2 hr 10 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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6 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 small onion, minced

1 clove garlic, minced

4 cups chicken stock

2 cups Anson Mills polenta

1/4 cup mascarpone cheese

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer.
  2. Slowly whisk in the polenta. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring frequently, until the polenta is thick, about 2 hours (adjust the consistency with water or stock, if necessary).
  3. Remove from the heat and whisk in the mascarpone, parmesan and the remaining 4 tablespoons butter. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with parsley.
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