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Creamy Polenta | The Best Creamy Polenta Recipe Ever!

 This is the best creamy polenta recipe you can make! It’s not only easy and healthy, but it’s also a great whole meal with comfort food qualities! 

I’ve always loved polenta. It’s such a simple and wonderful meal and it’s also very versatile. You can use it as a side dish, dress it up and serve it as a main dish and even make it a snack or an appetizer!

This time, I added a special ingredient, which made this creamy polenta recipe absolutely DIVINE! It gives it a subtle flavor you’ll love, plus some good, healthy fats which make it literally melt in your mouth!

The recipe is quite simple. All you have to do is add the ingredients and slowly and patiently stir until the polenta is ready. Patience is key when making polenta, so don’t be in a hurry when you make this.

This is the creamy texture I’m talking, right above! See the Instagram video?! It is extra-creamy and has a wonderful flavor. I served this with a simple tofu-pepper saute and it was just perfect. Simple and delicious.

This is just as good cold, as it is warm. I couldn’t resist and every time I went to the kitchen I took one more bite out of it. You’ll see what I’m talking about… 😛

Best Creamy Polenta recipe tofu pepper saute

What do you think? Will you try my best creamy polenta recipe with a “secret” ingredient? 😀 You’ll never go back to eating simple polenta again.

Best Creamy Polenta recipe tofu pepper saute

Yield: 4 servings

Best Creamy Polenta Recipe + Tofu-Pepper Sauté

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This is the best creamy polenta recipe you can make! It's not only easy and healthy, but it's also a great whole meal with comfort food qualities!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • Creamy polenta:
  • 170g (1 cup) cornmeal
  • 500ml (2 cups) water
  • 100ml coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsps nutritional yeast flakes
  • sea salt, to taste
  • Tofu-Pepper Saute:
  • 300g (10.5oz) tofu
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper


  1. Creamy polenta:
  2. Pour water in a medium pot. Bring it to a boil. Add salt.
  3. Slowly add cornmeal, while continuously stirring.
  4. Add coconut milk and nutritional yeast flakes.
  5. Stir continuously or else it will easily burn.
  6. Cook it for 10 minutes, then remove from heat.
  7. Tofu-Pepper Saute:
  8. Chop tofu in small cubes.
  9. Heat oil in a medium saucepan.
  10. Add chopped onion and saute for 2 minutes.
  11. Add tofu and chopped peppers.
  12. Add spices.
  13. Saute for 5 minutes.
  14. Add chopped parsley.
  15. Serve it over creamy polenta.

Nutrition Information



Amount Per Serving Calories 287Total Fat 8.4gCarbohydrates 38.8gProtein 14g

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Best Creamy Polenta recipe tofu pepper saute


Sunday 29th of July 2018

It is indeed really creamy and makes for the perfect lunch! Definitely trying this one again :)


Tuesday 14th of August 2018

Glad you liked the recipe, Angela!

Matilda Harter-Parish

Saturday 3rd of September 2016

Dear Ruxandra, I will most definitely be giving your creamy polenta recipe a try. Right along with your other recipes. Thank You for sharing these and all the other information that you have on your blog. Matilda


Tuesday 6th of September 2016

Thank you, Matilda! :D


Tuesday 7th of June 2016

Can't wait to try this. Do you have the nutritional information per serving?


Monday 20th of June 2016

Hi Danielle! Unfortunately, no. I don't count calories, but you can add the ingredients into CRON-O-Meter and it will give you an estimate.

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