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Slow Cooker Polenta

If you're like me, you love any excuse to use your crockpot. This easy Crockpot Polenta recipe is the perfect way to add variety to your weeknight dinner routine! Just dump all the ingredients in the pot and let it cook itself - no fuss, no muss! And the best part? You can customize it however you like with your favorite toppings.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword crockpot
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 221kcal



  • 1 ½ cups polenta
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 4 ounces shredded parmesan


  • Stir the polenta, vegetable broth, water, salt, and garlic powder in your slow cooker.
  • Cook over low heat for 4 to 6 hours.
  • Stir in the butter and parmesan and cover until the butter and cheese melts.
  • Stir again.
  • Taste and adjust the seasonings as desired.
  • Whisk in a little extra water if the polenta gets too thick as it sits.


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 950mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 477IU | Vitamin C: 0.003mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 0.4mg