Side dishes

Polenta in a slow cooker

Ingredients for making polenta in a slow cooker

  1. Polenta (corn grits) 1 cup
  2. Butter 30 grams
  3. Parmesan cheese 30 grams
  4. Pure cold cold water 2.5 cups
  5. Salt 1 pinch
  • Main ingredientsCheese, Butter, Corn grits
  • Serving 3 servings


Slow cooker, strainer, glass, medium grater, plate, serving dish, steaming tray, kitchen spatula, cutting board, kitchen knife

Cooking polenta in a slow cooker:

Step 1: prepare the corn grits.

Pour the corn grits into a sieve and rinse thoroughly under running warm water until it becomes transparent. Then we set the polenta aside so that excess liquid can drain from it.

Step 2: prepare the Parmesan cheese.

Using a medium grater, grate Parmesan cheese directly on the cutting board. Then pour the chips into a free plate and leave them alone for a while.

Step 3: prepare the polenta in a slow cooker.

Pour the corn grits into the crock-pot and pour clean cold water. Here we add a pinch of salt and a slice of butter. Close the lid of the appliance, install cooking mode and cook the dish for 50 minutes. During this time, the polenta should fully prepare and absorb the liquid (the excess, of course, will evaporate), which will allow it to become more tender and airy.
After the allotted minutes have passed, the corresponding signal will sound. Immediately after that, briefly open the lid of the multicooker and sprinkle corn porridge with grated Parmesan cheese. Now install baking mode and continue to cook polenta 10 minutes more. During this time, the cheese chips will completely melt and cover the dish with a soft golden crust. After the next beep, turn off the appliance from the network, open the lid and can invite everyone to the dining table.

Step 4: serve polenta in a slow cooker.

In the multicooker, we install the steaming tray and gently pull out the polenta from there. Move it to a special flat plate and, using a kitchen knife, cut into portioned slices. We serve the dish to the dining table along with various side dishes. For example, it can be a salad of fresh vegetables or stew with gravy. As you like more. My husband and children generally like to eat polenta as a salty cake, washed down with tea and coffee. In a word, enjoy!
Bon appetit to all!

Recipe Tips:

- Polenta can be made sweet if desired. To do this, add to the bowl of the multicooker 1 tablespoon sugar, as well as vanillin on the tip of a knife;

- For cooking, use long-term corn grits. Otherwise, it will turn out tasteless porridge;

- before serving polenta can be poured with various sauces, ketchup and even mayonnaise.