Instant Pot Cheesy Polenta Squares

It is a very easy snack with exquisite taste and pleasant aroma. It is usually cooked in America but is loved all over the world.

5 from 2 votes

Instant Pot Cheesy Polenta Squares

Course snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheesy Polenta Squares, parmesan cheese, yellow cornmeal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 109 kcal


  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. Add water and salt in the inner pot of instant pot.

  2. When the water is boiled, add 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter and stir continuously.

  3. Close the lid and set the instant pot to medium heat.

  4. Press the “Manual” button and cook for about 10 minutes on HIGH pressure.

  5. Release the pressure naturally through the steam vent and open the lid.

  6. Stir in Parmesan cheese and ½ cup unsalted butter.

  7. Add in salt and black pepper and keep the mixture aside to cool down.

  8. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and spread the polenta mixture on the baking dish.

  9. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes till golden brown and cut in squares when done.

  10. Dish out and serve hot. 

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