This gluten free cheesy polenta with crispy onions is definitely a comfort food side dish!
This Cheesy Polenta with crispy onions will make you say YUM! It is creamy and delicious! Definitely a comfort food! You can make it thick and serve it cut into squares or make it thin as I did and add cheese and serve it with a delicious braised meat over the top.
Polenta is ground corn into a meal. You make it by boiling it in water with salt. There is quite a bit of stirring involved but I promise it will be worth every bit of the arm workout!
What do you need to make this cheesy polenta recipe?
You will need some polenta or cornmeal. I used Arrowhead Mills and will link it under the Amazon shopping space below. You will also need some water, salt, butter and cheese As well as a yellow onion chopped up and fried in a skillet with some butter and oil. That’s it! Easy Peasy! About 40 minutes later and Voila cheesy polenta with crispy onions is ready!
How Do I Make This Cheesy Polenta Recipe?
Here’s the step by step on how to make this Cheesy Polenta.
First, add the 5 cups of water to the pot and turn on the heat to medium-high.
Pour in 1 Cup of cornmeal. Whisk. Add a pinch of salt. Whisk.
Bring to a boil while whisking every 5-10 minutes so it doesn’t burn to the bottom of your pot. Put the lid on so you don’t have a big mess or get burnt from the popping cornmeal.
Once it has thickened and cooked for about 35 minutes taste it to make sure it is cooked. Whisk.
In a pan start to cook your onions. Chop one yellow onion and add it to the pan with a TBSP of butter and a drizzle of olive oil so the butter doesn’t burn. Saute until crispy.
Back to the Polenta: Add 1/3 Cup of butter. Whisk.
Add 1 Cup of shredded cheese of your preference. I used Dubliner because that is what I had in my fridge. Whisk.
Add S & P and you guessed it whisk.
Pour into your serving bowl and top with crispy onions.
What Should I Serve This With?
I made my Braised Beef Ribs recipe and served it with this polenta and a delicious salad. I wanted to make the slow cook version in my dutch oven so our guests could see that version.
Here are some other ideas:
Braised beef ribs in the Instant Pot
Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Ribs
Pressure Cooker Tri Tip
Here’s The Full Recipe:
Cheesy Polenta with Crispy Onions
This delicious comfort food is the perfect side dish to any braised meat or steak. It is so yummy!
Hope you enjoy this Cheesy Polenta with crispy onions as much as we do!
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