Layered Polenta


Layered Polenta

Layered polenta is a recipe that brings back many memories. It's a dish that my mother used to make when I was little and it remains one of my favorites. After all, is there any Romanian who doesn't like polenta with cheese?
Polenta is one of the earliest dishes in history and one of the first cooked dishes. Polenta was a delicacy prepared from millet and rye that was popular among the Sumerians and Mesopotamians. The traditional version, on the other hand, is created by heating coarse grain flour in salted boiling water.
A softer variety of polenta made with cooked ground spelt was known as 'pultem' in ancient Rome. When corn was introduced to Europe from America, it replaced spelt as the primary ingredient in polenta. Corn had been available in Europe for some time, according to some, because it was grown in the Middle East.
Polenta provides protein and fiber, which help people feel full. Fiber is also advised to keep the digestive tract running smoothly, to feed healthy gut bacteria, and to avoid constipation.
Polenta has a lot of complex carbs. Simple carbs are quickly broken down and can produce an increase in blood sugar levels. Simple carbs, on the other hand, may not always include a lot of nutrients. Simple carbs include cakes, cookies, and white bread.Because polenta's complex carbs are broken down slowly, it takes longer to digest. This delayed release can help to maintain stable blood sugar levels.
Polenta is low in fat and can be consumed as part of a heart-healthy diet.
Polenta, like other whole grains cooked in liquid, has a low calorie count. It has approximately 70 calories per 100 grams (g) cooked serving.
People who want to reduce or maintain their weight should eat nutritious, whole foods that are low in calories, such as polenta.
PREP TIME 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Romanian
Servings 2


  • 250 ml water
  • 250 ml milk
  • 100 g corn flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 sausage
  • 250 g bellows cheese
  • 200 g cow hard cheese


  • Boil water with milk in a saucepan. When it starts to boil, gradually add the corn flour and mix with a whisk. Cover with a lid, leave for 10 minutes on low heat and then take the lid off and bake everything for another 10 minutes on medium heat while constantly stirring.
  • Take a heat-resistant pot and start assembling everything. We put a layer of polenta, hard cheese, bellows cheese, sliced sausage, put another layer of polenta, hard cheese, bellows cheese, sausages and finish with a layer of polenta on top of which we put the bellows cheese.
  • Bake everything at 190 degrees for 7-8 minutes or until the cheese on top turns brown
Keyword layered polenta, polenta, romanian dish, romanian food, traditional romanian food
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