Easy Pumpkin Polenta Recipe: Creamy 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Polenta Recipe Is Fall Comfort Food by 30Seconds Food

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Easy Pumpkin Polenta Recipe: Creamy 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Polenta Recipe Is Fall Comfort Food

Polenta is a creamy porridge made with cornmeal that originated in Northern Italy. This easy polenta recipe features the vegetable of fall – pumpkin. Serve as a side dish or top with short ribs or roasted vegetables like winter squash or, yes, pumpkin, for a light dinner.

Cuisine: Italian/American
Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Bring the water and salt to a boil in a saucepot. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer and slowly pour in the cornmeal, whisking constantly. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the polenta is thick and pulls away from the sides of the pot.
  2. Stir in the pumpkin, cream cheese, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if needed. Garnish with roasted pumpkin or pepita seeds, if desired. 

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What a dreamy recipe...
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I love polenta and I love pumpkin. This recipe is a match made in heaven!

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