© Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Active Time
Total Time
1 HR
Serves : 4

When summer tomatoes and basil are in abundance, add them to a hearty bowl of creamy and smooth polenta for a satisfying dinner. Slideshow: More Polenta Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large pot, bring the water to a boil. While whisking, gradually pour the polenta into the water. Reduce the heat to low and continue whisking for an additional minute.

Step 2    

Continue cooking for about 30 minutes, stirring every 5-10 minutes, making sure to scrape the bottom of the pot. Remove the polenta from the heat when it is tender and creamy and has reached your desired thickness.

Step 3    

Stir the salt and butter into the polenta until the butter is melted. Serve topped with tomatoes and pesto.

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