Recipe Summary

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Yield: 4 servings

Ratings & Reviews

User rating:rating

Rated by 4 visitors

This recipe is...

  • rich in dairy
Meet Pete

Sign up for FoodFit's FREE newsletters

Get healthy recipes, nutrition information and fitness tips!

privacy policy Submit

Lower-Fat Polenta

This recipe serves: 
2/3 teaspoon olive oil
1/3 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1 1/2 cups skim milk
2/3 bay leaf
cayenne pepper to taste
1/3 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt to taste
Cooking Instructions
1. Heat the olive oil in a pot over low heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, keeping the heat low so the garlic doesn't burn.

2. Add the skim milk, bay leaf and cayenne pepper. Increase the heat and bring the milk to a boil.

3. Slowly, pour the cornmeal into the hot milk, whisking constantly. After all the cornmeal has been added, cook 3 to 4 minutes more, stirring constantly.

4. Remove the pot from the heat and slowly stir in the grated cheese.

5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 4

Per Serving

  • Calories
  • 119
  • Carbohydrate
  • 14 g
  • Fat
  • 4 g
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • Protein
  • 8 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 2 g
  • Sodium
  • 202 mg