Quick polenta with walnuts & Parmesan cheese

Quick polenta with walnuts & Parmesan cheese

This polenta with walnuts and Parmesan cheese recipe is the perfect quick meal for when you want something comforting but you don’t feel like cooking.

It is ready in literally 5 minutes, it’s delicious and gluten-free. Polenta is a traditional dish form the Northern Italy, and it is a corn maize. It is constituted mainly by carbs, and it is traditionally combined with meat or vegetable sauces or dishes.

Traditional polenta takes is quite elaborate to make, and its cooking takes almost an hour and requires constant attention and stirring to avoid the formation of lumps.

But this Polenta Valsugana, it’s basically pre-cooked and takes only few minutes to get ready, making it the perfect meal for when you need something comforting, quick and gluten-free.

Nutritionally speaking, polenta contains mostly carbohydrates and only 2 grams of proteins for 100gr, and has a higher glycemic index than pasta or brown rice.


( serve 1 )

  • 50 gr polenta Valsugana
  • 30 gr Parmesan or Grana Padano cheese
  • 3-5 walnuts
  • A sprinkle of extra-virgin olive oil
  • A dash of nutmeg
  • Black pepper


  • Cook the polenta according to the packet instruction, makin sure that you stir the polenta continuously for 3 min, to avoid lumps.
  • When ready, pour into a serving plate, add a tiny bit of olive oil, cracked pepper, a touch of freshly rated nutmeg, the freshly rated Parmesan and crushed walnuts.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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1 thought on “Quick polenta with walnuts & Parmesan cheese”

  • This a very simple but interesting recipe. I shared in my polenta blog that in Jamaica, polenta is commonly called “Tun Cornmeal”. It was often cooked with scrap pieces of meat and served as dog food for our dogs. It was often looked down on poor people’s food. Today, Polenta is in many upscale restaurants. The nuts and cheese in your polenta recipe lend a unique texture and flavor to the dish.

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