Creamy Polenta Recipe

Easy Italian Creamy Polenta Recipe. This comforting, creamy, smooth, and delicious Italian polenta recipe has endless possibilities. Perfect side dish for any meal with 5 ingredients and 10 minutes. 


– 1 ½ lbs shrimp (peeled and devined) – 1 lb fettuccine pasta (or pasta of choice) – 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil – 2 tablespoons butter – ¼ cup white wine (suggested: sauvignon blanc) – 2 cloves garlic, minced – ¼ cup fresh lemon juice – 1 tablespoon lemon zest – ¼ teaspoon red pepper flake – 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped – Salt and Pepper to taste – ½ cup reserved pasta water


Create a medium-sized pot and bring water and salt to a boil. Stir the polenta vigorously after adding it. Allow the mixture to thicken for five minutes while stirring it over medium-high heat. 

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Alter the heat to a low setting and continue stirring for an additional minute or two. The heat should be turned off, and then heavy cream, parmigiano, and olive oil or butter should be added. 

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Stir until everything is incorporated and has a creamy consistency. It can be eaten plain or as a side dish, and additional cheese can be sprinkled on top. 

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