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Creamy Polenta & Stir


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 4 C whole milk
  • 1 1/4 C Polenta coarse cornmeal
  • 1 Tbs rosemary minced
  • 1.5 C smoked Gouda grated
  • zest and juice of one lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. .In a medium pot, render the bacon crispy. Once crisp, remove the bacon fromthe pot.
  2. Leave the bacon fat in and add in the milk.
  3. Bring the bacon fat and milk to a rolling boil over medium heat.
  4. Once the milk starts to boil, add in the polenta and whisk to mix it in.
  5. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until smooth and thick. Keep stirring it occasionally until cooked - about 10 minutes.
  6. Now add in the cheese, the crisped up bacon and rosemary, the lemon zest and juice.
  7. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Notes

Recipe Courtesy - Stirtolearn.com