Instantpot Sage and Pea Polenta (Vegan, Oil Free)

Growing up we never had polenta at the table, but we did have grits. And let me tell you, they were the type of grits that take a few months off of your life after every bite. So when I started making polenta for myself and Erica, I wanted to make sure that they tasted great but were completely whole food plant based and health promoting. So I started experimenting with different flavors and found some that really worked well. I will also mention that if you do not have an instantpot this recipe can be done on the stove. You will want to make sure you keep the polenta on a low-medium heat for 30-40 minutes and are stirring frequently while it cooks. I will hopefully be sharing some more polenta recipes later this Fall and Winter, but for now I hope you enjoy my super simple and delicious Sage and Pea Polenta.

Here's what you will need!

  • 1 cup of dry polenta

  • 4 cups of water

  • 2 cups of frozen green peas

  • 1 tbs dry sage

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • Instantpot


  1. Place all of you ingredients into the instantpot

  2. Stir everything together (~15 seconds)

  3. Set your instant pot for 20 minutes on the pressure cook setting

  4. Let the instantpot naturally release (~30 minutes)

  5. Stir your polenta thoroughly (There will be a separation of the liquid when you open up the instantpot, this is normal just give it a good stir)


- Plant Based Gabriel

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