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Parmesan polenta, pretty please!

Yuuuummmmmmm.  This was the first time that I've made polenta--and honestly, I thought that I was making a type of bread.  Guess not! It was also my first time making green bean ragout, and let me tell you, it is not going to be the last.  Such a delicious hearty way to eat your greens.
Recipe adapted from the Fresh20.

Parmesan polenta with green bean ragout

  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
Cooking Directions
  1. Bring milk, water, and broth to a simmer in a medium sauce pot.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low and slowly pour in cornmeal while whisking. Stir often for about 20 minutes until thickened.
  3. Stir in cheese and pepper.

Green bean ragout

  • 1 pound trimmed green beans, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
Cooking Directions
  1. Add green beans into a pot of boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. Drain and return to oiled pot.
  2. Add onion and garlic. Stir over medium heat for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add in tomatoes, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Serve warm over a bowl of parmesan polenta.

Makes 3-4 servings.


  1. Just found you through Much Love, Illy... I'm less than 10 weeks away from my Marine Corps wedding! :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by! How exciting that you're only 10 weeks away, it's going to fly by! I love that your "Wedding Wednesday" banner is gray and yellow--those were our wedding colors! I can tell by your pictures that it is going to be a beautiful day!

  2. ohhh yum!! this looks SUPER SUPER good!!

    Sandy a la Mode

    1. Thank you!! So funny because a few years ago I never would have thought something this healthy was 'good'...but I love how my taste-buds have changed since I've started eating grown up foods!

  3. Love polenta! I love how to topped it with the green beans. Yum!

    1. Thanks! This was my first time making it and I loved it too! Will definitely be looking through your recipes to find some additions to my Thanksgiving table!