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Shockingly Delicious Cooking Class: Easy Oven Polenta for #SundaySupper

Recipe: Easy Oven Polenta

Summary: Baking polenta in the oven is a revelation — so much less tedious than standing over a stove and stirring it.


  • Golden Pheasant Polenta on Shockingly Delicious [1]1 cup polenta (I used Golden Pheasant Polenta)
  • 3 ½ cups warm water
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter (I used Kerrygold butter)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (or you can use grated Romano)


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mist an 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick spray. Pour polenta, water and salt in the dish and stir to combine and remove any lumps. Cut butter into small cubes and sprinkle on top; butter will float.
  2. Easy Oven Polenta done on Shockingly Delicious [2]Bake, uncovered, for 50 minutes. Stir polenta (a dinner fork works well for this) and return to oven to bake for another 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir in the grated cheese. Allow to rest for a couple of minutes, then serve.
  3. Serves 6 as a bed for tomato, meat or vegetable sauce.


Adapted slighted from the back of the Golden Pheasant Polenta package.


See this page [3] for all the wonderful #SundaySupper dishes I have made since I joined this group, and links to all the other delicious dishes made by my fellow cooks.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Diet type: Vegetarian
Number of servings (yield): 6
Culinary tradition: Italian

Sunday Supper badge [4]This week, our #SundaySupper cooks conquered our fears — the ingredient that had us quaking in our boots, the dish that mocked us, the elusive technique. I conquered polenta, and here are the other dishes  our team conquered. Try your hand at one of them, and see if you can declare victory, too!

New Expeditions (Sides, Starters & Staples)

Homemade Corn Tortillas from Pescetarian Journal
Easy Oven Polenta from Shockingly Delicious
Homemade Spiced Flour Tortillas from Chocolate Moosey
Naan from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Homemade Tofu from Kimchi MOM
Indian Moong Beans from Magnolia Days
Baked Lemon Coconut Risotto from Soni’s Food
Homemade Peanut Butter from Home Cooking Memories
Homemade Ricotta Cheese from Webicurean
Portuguese Chorizo Bread from Family Foodie
Savory mushroom and herb steel cut oat Risotto Foxes Love Lemons [5]

Grand Quests (Main Dishes)

Traditional Pork Tamales from Gourmet Drizzles
Braised Lamb Brisket with Lemon Oregano Yogurt Sauce from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Rice Burger from The Urban Mrs.
Pan-fried Scallops with Garlic Chili Linguine from Food Lust People Love
Miso-Glazed Salmon from The Foodie Patootie
Penne with Mustard and Chives from My Other City By The Bay
Arepas Rellenas (Stuffed Arepas) from The Wimpy Vegetarian
Spanish Baked Scallops from Momma’s Meals
Black Beans and Cheese Empanadas from Basic N Delicious
Pork Dim Sum from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Venison Steak Gyros from Curious Cuisiniere
Baked Tilapia with Parmesan Basil Sauce from Growing Up Gabel
Vegetarian Hortobagyi Pancakes from Happy Baking Days
Caribou & Andouille Chili from The Foodie Army Wife [6]

Escapades (Sweet Treats & Spirited Companions)

Vegan Chocolate Mousse from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Zebra Cake from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Multilayer Bars from What Smells So Good?
Rut-Busting Wines For New Cooking Adventures from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
Homemade Vanilla Marshmallows from Vintage Kitchen
Strawberry Raspberry Fruit Leather from Juanita’s Cocina
Making Macarons – FAIL! from girlichef
Macaroons from Noshing With The Nolands
Fresh Strawberry Frozen Yogurt from The Messy Baker
Bircher Muesli from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Hello Kitty Rice Krispies from The Ninja Baker
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from In The Kitchen With KP
Dorie Greenspan’s Orange Almond Tart from Hip Foodie Mom
Ombre Mini Cakes from Daily Dish Recipes
Chocolate Dipped Madeleines from Big Bear’s Wife [7]

Join the #SundaySupper conversation on Twitter today (April 28) talk all about conquering our fears in the kitchen. We’ll tweet throughout the day and share recipes and tips. Our weekly chat starts at 4 p.m. Pacific Time. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board [8] for more delicious recipes and food photos.