I love polenta in all forms; baked, grilled, and fried are great to serve alongside sauces but a piping hot bowl is classic. Polenta is easily transformed by adding other flavors; strong cheeses hold up well. Warm polenta is a wonderful substitute for mashed potatoes and an Italian staple no gluten-free diet should ever go without.

Blue Cheese Polenta (Gluten-Free) - Photo: CC--RGSIngredients:
1 cup gluten-free yellow cornmeal
¾ cup crumbled blue cheese
4 cups chicken stock
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté for about 2 minutes. Add chicken stock and milk and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to medium and slowly whisk in cornmeal. Stir often and cook until thick, 15-20 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot.

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