Ingredient: Corn Meal

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  • Description-

Cornmeal is a coarse flour made from dried corn. It can be ground to different consistencies such as fine, medium, and coarse.  Each type has different uses in the kitchen.

  • Preparation-

Cornmeal has many uses but is popular used in baked goods and frying, as well as famously, polenta.

  • Varieties-

Blue cornmeal, yellow cornmeal, white cornmeal

  • Storage-

Store cornmeal in a cool, dry area. Once the package is open you need to store the cornmeal in an airtight container or ziplock bag to prevent insects, they love cornmeal.  To make your cornmeal last longer keep it in the refrigerator or freezer.

  • Nutrition-

Iron, Phosphorus, folic acid, thiamine, riboflavin

Cornmeal Mush can be made for breakfast, similar to cream of wheat.  It can also be made mashed potato style, adding a little salt and butter.  


Polenta is a popular Italian side dish that is also a perfect accompaniment for sopping up delicious barbecue flavors off of a plate.  See below for a link to a basic polenta recipe.

Recipes Using Corn Meal

Peach Galette with Cornmeal Crust

This is officially a favorite in the Anderson household. If you have a food processor, it’ll make short work of the crust, but if you don’t, a fork and a knife will get the job done, too. This recipe was originally adapted from a Cooking Light berry galette recipe, so the crust is perfect for a flexible filling (though peach is our favorite so far). Try it warm or cold with a dollop of freshly whipped cream.

Spring Veggie Pizza

Grab a ball of pizza dough and get ready for deliciousness! This pizza skips the tomato sauce and with the freshly ground sausage, mozzarella and spring veggies, you won’t miss it! When the dark green of the spring veggies is in your kitchen, you need to try this one!