Cuisinart original

This comforting, slow-cooked polenta can be served in so many ways. Use it as a creamy foundation for the Guinness Braised Beef Shanks or Chicken Cacciatore. Or, allow to cool until set and cut into squares for grilling. It is also delicious on its own, topped with plenty of your favorite shredded cheese.


Makes about 10 servings


4    cups water or low-sodium broth
1    cup polenta
1    teaspoon kosher salt
2    tablespoons unsalted butter

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (based on 10 servings): Calories 60 (37% from fat) • carb. 9g pro. 1g • fat 3g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 6mg sod. 216mg • calc. 3mg • fiber 1g


1. Assemble the Cuisinart® Stack5® with the
baking pan and add the water or broth,
polenta and salt. Select 400°F. Once the
liquid comes to a boil, cover and set to
2. The polenta will take about 3 hours to
completely cook. Stir occasionally while
cooking. The polenta should be thick yet
soft in texture. Once the polenta is ready
and soft, stir in butter.
3. Taste and adjust seasoning according to