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How to Make Polenta

Got a bag of cornmeal in the back of a cupboard and no idea what to cook with it? Here are 12 recipes for polenta dishes, from a simple creamy bowl to fries, soup, lasagna and even pizza base. Plus, ways to incorporate cornmeal in cakes, puddings and desserts. Bonus: Cornmeal is usually gluten free.

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    Know Your Grains

    FYI: Polenta is the dish, not the grain. Here's more on everything from the difference between grits and polenta to a Caribbean cornmeal dish called fungi (pronounced “foon-ji,” with no relation to mushrooms).

    Grits Vs. Polenta: What's The Difference?

    Grits Vs. Polenta: What's The Difference?

    9 savory Polenta Recipes

    Make a delicious creamy bowl, add Italian flavors or use your polenta as the starting point to make crispy, delicious fries.

    Cornmeal crusts

    Cornmeal can be used instead of breadcrumbs to add a crispy and gluten-free coating to fish or meat,

    Sweet Cornmeal Treats

    Polenta cakes are a classic Italian dessert — they are usually cornmeal-based, rather than polenta, and citrus flavors are often used.

    Connect Over Recipes

    Follow our Recipe Exchange Magazine, join the conversation in the comments, and find new recipes and foodies to be inspired by.

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