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Romanian Mămăliga Baked (Polenta)

Romanian Mămăliga Baked Recipe (Polenta) is a traditional porridge dish in Romania made from yellow maize flour and it goes well with stews and soups.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Romania
Keyword: feta cheese, sour cream
Servings: 8
Calories: 341kcal


  • 4 cup water
  • 2 cup ground coarse cornmeal
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ½ cup shredded feta cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup sour cream


  • Turn the stove on high heat and add a large pot with water. Add salt and bring to boil.
  • Recuce the heat to medium and and slowly add in the cornmeal.
  • Stir constantly for about 20 minutes. When you notice that is easily to take off the side of the pot, then it is ready.
  • You can serve it by itself or with feta cheese, white cheese or sour cream on top.

For the Baked Mamaliga:

  • Preheat the oven to 375F degrees.
  • You can use a greased pan and transfer half of the porridge into.
  • Melt ½ of the butter and pour it on top.
  • Mix together the shredded feta cheese and 4 eggs. You can use a whisk to mix them well together.
  • Pour the ready mixture over the over the porridge in the pan, then add the rest of the porridge on top.
  • Pour the rest melted butter on top and bake until the top becomes lightly browned or for 20 minutes.
  • You can serve with sour cream on top.