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Colavita Polenta Cornmeal


The subtle flavor of cornmeal can be rapidly overwhelmed by adding ingredients other than the basic cornmeal, salt, parmesan, and water.

Polenta can have a mashed potato consistency and served hot, or cooled and hardened, it can be sliced, sautéed, or grilled. We keep it simple!


In Italy, Polenta is a regular everyday side dish, which is served with meat, fish, pasta sauce, cheese, or vegetables.

Basic cooking directions
  Bring to a boil the appropriate quantity of salted water, and vigorously whisk in the cornmeal.  With a wooden spoon, over medium-high heat, stir Polenta constantly to prevent sticking, and avoid lumps. Cook for five minutes.
Grilled Polenta
Grilled Polenta

Prepare polenta in accordance with the basic directions on the side panel, using half a cup less water. Stir in two tablespoons of Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and freshly ground white pepper to taste.

Pour polenta into a shallow loaf pan lightly greased with Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil. After the polenta has cooled, cover the pan and refrigerate.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove chilled polenta “loaf’ from pan, and slice into 1/2 inch thick strips. Place polenta strips on a broiler pan, and bake for five minutes.

Remove pan from oven, and using a basting brush, brush strips with Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Grill, or broil, until lightly browned, about two minutes on each side.

Serve plain as a side dish, or top with one of the sauces below, or your favorite sauce.

Polenta with Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce

3 large ripe tomatoes (seeded & diced)           

2 tablespoon Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/2 onion, diced salt and pepper to taste

I tablespoon fresh basil

In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, and basil. Add olive oil and mix until well blended. Add salt and pepper to taste. Heat or serve at room temperature.

Polenta Mushroom Sauce
Polenta Mushroom Sauce

1/2 cup Colavita Olive Oil
1 onion, chopped
6 cups (2 lbs) fresh mushrooms, cleaned & sliced
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon red pepper
1 cup white wine
1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch (optional)
3 teaspoon fresh parsley

In skillet, sauté onions in olive oil until onions are slightly brown in color. Add the mushrooms, salt, black pepper and red pepper, and sauté until mushrooms have cooked. Then add wine arid simmer until wine is completely absorbed. Add cornstarch and stir until sauce thickens slightly. Continue to simmer for several minutes. Remove from heat, stir in fresh parsley and serve over polenta.

Pre-cooked corn flour

Polenta Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3 tablespoons (31g)
Servings Per Container 14
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 0 g 0%
  Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 24 mg 8%
  Dietary Fiber 1 g 5 %
  Sugars 0 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin A* 0% Vitamin C* 0%
Calcium * 0% Iron 6%
Thiamine 10% Riboflavin 6%
Niacin 6% Folic Acid 8%
* Contains less than 2% of the Daily Value of these nutrients.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat. Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
  Dietary Fiber 25g 30g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9

Carbohydrate 4

 Protein 4
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