August 20, 2009

Fun with Polenta!

I rarely eat polenta, but when I do it's always very tasty and I think, "I should eat polenta more often." I have yet to make my own polenta from scratch, although I should as my family owns a "polenta stick" which is basically a large wooden stirrer.

I made these little quick and easy polenta pies using the basil and garlic precooked polenta, some tomato sauce, cheese and fresh basil.

Slice up the polenta and arrange on a cookie sheet. I lined my cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Add a little tomato sauce.

Sprinkle some cheese on there.

Mmm... and some fresh chopped basil.

Pop in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.


I think these would be even better with slices of fresh tomato instead of tomato sauce, but in a pinch the sauce worked just fine.

Check out this post on the Gluten Free Homemaker's "What Can I Eat That's Gluten Free" Food Carnival!

Polenta on Foodista


Linda said...

These look wonderful. Personally, I would prefer the sauce to the tomato.

I'm going to have to clarify because apparently people thought there was a pizza theme this week. I love the ideas though!

Amelia-Another Gluten-Free Casualty said...

These look so delicious!!!!! I'm so in the mood for polenta now =D

Chub to Chic in Chicago said...

mmmmmm. have you ever mashed up polenta and made cheesy-grits like mush? MMMMMM.

Heather said...

YUM! I have that very same polenta in my fridge as we speak. I guess you know what I'll be making with it Friday night (aka: pizza night!). Great tip. Thanks!

gfe--gluten free easily said...

Very nice, Betsy! I love polenta, but never have it hand. This recipe would make it definitely worthwhile!