4.7 from 13 votes
Easy Creamy Polenta in the Instant Pot
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Easy polenta made in the instant pot pressure cooker. No stirring required.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 98 kcal
Author: AbraPappa
  • 1 cup polenta
  • 4 cups water (or
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  1. Add polenta, water, and salt to instant pot. Stir well. Lock the lid in place and turn the valve to the sealing position.

  2. Use the "porridge" setting, which will pressure cook the polenta for 20 minutes.

  3. Once the polenta is finished allow the instant pot to naturally release pressure. If you attempt quick release you will have splatters of polenta all over your kitchen. I know from experience ;-)

  4. Once pressure has naturally released open lid and stir well with a flat edge wooden spoon.

  5. Add your favorite mix-in's or toppings. Simple butter, salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese works quite well.

Recipe Notes

Possible toppings:

Nutrition Facts
Easy Creamy Polenta in the Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98
% Daily Value*
Sodium 202mg9%
Potassium 36mg1%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.