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Creamy polenta

Yield: 4 servings; Prep time: 15 minutes; Cook time: 2 hours 15 minutes; Ease of preparation: Easy


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/3 cup half and half, divided
  • 2 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 1/3 cup coarse polenta, or corn grits
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan


Baking Directions:

Spray the insert of a slow cooker with cooking spray (for easier cleanup) and preheat on high.

In a medium saucepan, add the milk, 1 cup half-and-half, 1 tablespoon butter, and polenta.

Season with salt and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly to keep the mixture lump-free.

Boil for 2 to 3 minutes.

Pour the mixture into the slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours, stirring once or twice per hour.

Once you are ready to serve, open the slow cooker and whisk in the remaining 1 tablespoon butter, remaining 1/3 cup half-and-half and Parmesan.