Cheesy Polenta Slow Cooker Recipe

Recipe Category: Slow-Cooker

Cheesy Polenta Slow Cooker Recipe


Serves 6

Active Time 10 minutes

Saute; Pressure/Manual (High) Natural Release

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup polenta (coarse-ground cornmeal)
  • ½ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • ¼ cup half-and-half
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons salted butter
  • salt


  1. Pour the broth into the Instant Pot
  2. Select SAUTE and bring the broth to a boil
  3. As soon as it starts to boil, slowly whisk in the polenta
  4. Select CANCEL
  5. Secure the lid on the pot
  6. Close the pressure-release valve
  7. Select MANUAL and set the pot at HIGH pressure for 7 minutes
  8. At the end of the cooking time, allow the pot to sit undisturbed until the pressure has released
  9. Whisk the mixture to blend in any unabsorbed water
  10. Whisk in the cheese, half-and-half, and butter and season with salt
  11. Allow the polenta to stand for 5 minutes to thicken slightly before serving

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