Cheesy Herbed Polenta
By :Meals in a Jar Cookbook by Pamela Ellgen
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Polenta is often considered a labor-intensive dish that requires constant attention to continue stirring throughout the 30-minute stovetop cooking time. However, I recently began using a different technique to cook polenta, covering it and letting it cook unattended, save a few occasional stirs. It turned out so well, I knew the grain would be perfect in the Instant Pot, where it takes even less effort. It’s a delicious accompaniment to a whole roasted chicken and blanched vegetables. Jar Size 2 1/2 cups
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Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Soups, Stews & Broths
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
4-6 Servings
Ingredients
Dry ingredients
  • 2 cups polenta
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian herb blend
  • 1/4 cup dried Parmesan cheese
For cooking and serving
  • 8 cups chicken broth or water
  • 2 tablespoons butter optional
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Soups, Stews & Broths
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
4-6 Servings
Ingredients
Dry ingredients
  • 2 cups polenta
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian herb blend
  • 1/4 cup dried Parmesan cheese
For cooking and serving
  • 8 cups chicken broth or water
  • 2 tablespoons butter optional
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Instructions
  1. Preparation: Layer the dry ingredients in the jar in the order listed.
  2. To Cook: Place all of the jarred ingredients into the Instant Pot. Add 8 cups of chicken broth or water. Stir to mix. Cover with the lid and ensure the vent is in the “Sealed” position. Pressure Cook or Manualon High for 10 minutes. Manually release the steam pressure. Remove the lid and stir thoroughly. Cover with the lid once again and place the vent into the “Sealed” position. Pressure Cook on high for another 5 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure manually. Stir in the butter, if using.
Recipe Notes

Ingredient Tip: To make this dish vegetarian, substitute the chicken broth with water.

2 replies
  1. Cam
    Cam says:

    This recipe can be confusing to some. At first I thought set the jar in the IP? Then I re-read the entire page and decided it must mean grab the jar you had pre-mixed and empty into the IP. But, doesn’t this give you a burn message?

  2. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Cam,

    After adding the dry ingredients, place all of the jarred ingredients into the Instant Pot. Then you add the 8 cups of chicken broth/water. Once you have made sure the lid is in the sealed position, that is when you turn on and select Pressure Cook or Manual to cook. The recipe calls for enough liquid, preventing the Burn message from appearing.

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