Herbed Asiago polenta

Dietician's Tip

This recipe can be prepared a day or two in advance and be rewarmed in the oven. Store in the refrigerator.


  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups stone-ground corn grits
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 ounces shredded Asiago cheese


Heat the oven to 375 F. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Slowly pour in the grits, whisking briskly. Once the grits become thick and creamy, add the rosemary, thyme, salt, onion powder and garlic powder. Remove from heat; whisk in the cheese until melted and well-incorporated. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray and add the polenta mixture. Allow mixture to set up at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes. Cut into 12 squares and bake for 10 minutes.

Serving Information

Serves 12

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 122
Total carbohydrate: 19 g
Cholesterol: 8 mg
Dietary fiber: 1 g
Monounsaturated fat: 1 g
Protein: 4 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Serving size: 1/2 cup or 1 square
Sodium: 407 mg
Total fat: 3 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Grains and grain products: 1

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Starches: 1

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Carbohydrates: 1

Last Updated Apr 23, 2016

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