Polenta with spinach and cheese

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
15 min
5 min
10 min
Comfort in a bowl is definitely the best way to describe this hearty dish. Quick-cooking polenta gets extra deliciousness from being whisked into chicken broth instead of water. If you happen to have homemade stock in your freezer, you should use it here. The polenta is also flavored with fresh baby spinach and grated Parmesan cheese. It takes only 15 minutes to put it all together and have dinner on the table. Just be sure not to let it sit, or it will lose its creamy consistency. Get the most enjoyment by eating the polenta with a soup spoon instead of a fork.


Reduced-sodium chicken broth

2 cup(s)

Uncooked instant polenta

½ cup(s)

Fresh baby spinach

4 cup(s), lightly packed

Table salt

¼ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Grated Parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s)


  1. Bring broth to boil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in polenta in thin, steady stream. Stir in spinach, salt, and pepper.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until polenta is thickened, about 4 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in Parmesan. Serve immediately so it stays creamy.
  3. Per serving: 1/2 cup