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Green Chili Cheesy Polenta Recipe

My brother made an amazing green chili polenta. Ever since then I was craving it. Polenta is creamy and filling. It makes a good side dish, or sometimes I fry a bit up for breakfast because to me, polenta is a bit of a comfort food.

green chili cheesy polenta

Green Chili Cheesy Polenta Recipe
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Creamy polenta is great side dish. It tastes great fried up, but it can also be eaten in the "mush" form.
Recipe type: Sides
Serves: 3-4
  • 1¼ cup yellow corn meal
  • 3 cups of water (divided)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • ½ cup Salsa Verde
  • ½ cup shredded cheese
  1. Combine 1½ cups of water, salt, salsa verde and butter in a sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a boil
  3. Mix cornmeal and remaining water in a small bowl.
  4. Add corn mixture to the bowling water, stirring constantly.
  5. Reduce heat to low
  6. Cook for 5 minutes or until mixture is thick, stirring constantly
  7. Remove from heat
  8. Add Cheese
  9. Pour polenta into a loaf pan
  10. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours until set
  11. Cut into thin slices
  12. Fry pieces until golden brown (butter is best)
  13. Serve hot

I hope you give this recipe a try.  I think polenta is a great side dish and it’s easy to make it your own by adding different flavors to polenta.

Another great side recipe is our Tuna Noodle Salad

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