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 109kcal


  • 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


  • Add water and salt in the inner pot of instant pot.
  • When the water is boiled, add 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter and stir continuously.
  • Close the lid and set the instant pot to medium heat.
  • Press the “Manual” button and cook for about 10 minutes on HIGH pressure.
  • Release the pressure naturally through the steam vent and open the lid.
  • Stir in Parmesan cheese and ½ cup unsalted butter.
  • Add in salt and black pepper and keep the mixture aside to cool down.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and spread the polenta mixture on the baking dish.
  • Bake uncovered for 25 minutes till golden brown and cut in squares when done.
  • Dish out and serve hot. 


Calories: 109kcal