Quick polenta with sage and fontina

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ quart Water
2 teaspoons Salt
2 cups Instant polenta
5 tablespoons Butter
½ teaspoon Pepper
½ cup Parmesan cheese; grated
8 \N Slices fontina cheese thinly sliced
16 \N Fresh sage leaves or 1/2 tsp dried

Recipe by: 365 Easy Italian Recipes - ISBN 0-06-016310-0 Preparation Time: 0:20

1. Preheat oven to 425 F. In a large saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil over high heat. Stir polenta into boiling water in a slow steady stream. Reduce heat to medium and continue stirring 5 mins, or until thickened to consistency of hot cereal.

2. Remove polenta from heat and stir in 3 Tbs butter, pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Use remaining 2 Tbs of butter to grease a large heatproof serving platter. Set aside.

3. Pour polenta onto buttered platter. Scatter sage over top. Cover with fontina cheese and bake 8 to 10 mins, until cheese has melted and polenta is heated though.

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