Polenta with Corn and Thyme

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This easy recipe for polenta with corn and thyme pairs sweet corn with creamy polenta and the fresh taste of thyme for a side dish brimming with flavor!


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup fine cornmeal
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped


  1. Bring milk and water to a boil in medium pot. Pour cornmeal into pot in a slow steady stream, whisking briskly. Whisk until mixture is smooth and creamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add in corn, butter and cheese and stir for one more minute. Season to taste. Stir in thyme and serve immediately.