Recipe courtesy of David Rosengarten
Save Recipe Print
45 min
5 min
40 min
8 servings.



In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan bring 5 cups water and salt to a boil then reduce to a bare simmer. Add polenta in a thin stream, stirring constantly; it will take about 10 minutes to add it all and will be fairly thick. Cook over low heat, 20 minutes, stirring constantly. Add melted butter, 4 tablespoons of the mascarpone, milk and nutmeg. Stir well.

Pour hot polenta mixture into a very wide, warmed serving bowl. Top decoratively with mascarpone in 8 heaping spoonfuls. Serve immediately. Pass pepper mill and a bowl of extra mascarpone, if desired.

My Private Notes

Add a Note
Get the Recipe

Ice Cream Social in a Bag

Get shaking with this unique way of making ice cream in five minutes.


Basic Polenta

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis


Recipe courtesy of Curtis Aikens


Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Cheesy Polenta

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Creamy Polenta

Recipe courtesy of Melissa d'Arabian

Herbed Polenta

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Corny Polenta

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Check Out Our

          Get a sneak-peek of the new Food Network recipe page and give us your feedback.

          See it Now!

          Latest Stories