Pesto Polenta Perfection

Discover the perfect blend of flavors with our Pesto Polenta Perfection recipe. This dish is a delightful mix of creamy polenta and the vibrant, herby goodness of homemade pesto. Elevate your dining experience with this simple yet sophisticated recipe that’s sure to impress your taste buds.

Pesto Polenta Perfection

Pesto Polenta Perfection


  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring vegetable broth to a boil in a saucepan.
  2. Gradually whisk in the cornmeal, stirring constantly to avoid lumps.
  3. Cook over medium-low heat until the polenta thickens, about 15-20 minutes.
  4. In a food processor, combine basil, garlic, pine nuts, and Parmesan. Pulse until finely chopped.
  5. With the processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil until the pesto reaches a smooth consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve the creamy polenta topped with a generous spoonful of pesto.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 380, Fat: 25g, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 10g

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