Creamy Polenta Recipe

Creamy Polenta Recipe

Do you want to make something healthy and tasty for your kids? Try our cheesy and creamy spinach polenta that your kids will love.

Makes: 21 fingers
Time: 1 hour + chilling
Age: 12+ months


250g fresh baby spinach
200ml water
60g grated cheddar 
50g polenta 
2 garlic cloves
2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 200C and oil a square 20x20cm baking tray.
  • In a pot, bring the water to a boil and add the spinach.
  • Blanch for 30 seconds and remove from the pot with a slotted spoon. 
  • Dress the spinach with the lemon juice and set aside.
  • Add the polenta to the boiling water.
  • Lower the heat and simmer the polenta, stirring often, for about 15 minutes, until it is cooked and creamy.
  • Add the grated cheddar for the last 2 minutes of the cooking time and stir in until melted.
  • Meanwhile, finely mince the garlic.
  • Turn off the heat and add the spinach and garlic to the polenta, mixing well to combine.
  • While still hot, pour the polenta in the oiled tray and set aside for 2h to cool and firm up.
  • Cut the polenta into fingers and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, until golden.
  • You can freeze unbaked polenta fingers for up to 3 months. Bake from frozen for 35-40 minutes, until thoroughly defrosted and golden.

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information Typical Values: 

Nutrient per 100g per serving (24g)

396kJ/ 95kcal

95kJ/ 23kcal


of which saturates






of which sugars





Protein 5.1g 1.2g
Salt 0.25g 0.06g
Calcium 143mg (18%) 34mg

% reference intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal)