Polenta is an incredibly versatile ingredient that you can use in a multitude of ways. It has a mild flavor that you can jazz up in lots of recipes. It's easy to find in supermarkets and not at all expensive to buy. That makes it a wonderful thing to try anytime you want to try something different in the kitchen. Here are some great polenta recipes to try. You are not going to be sorry.
1. Sage Polenta Bowls with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Wild Mushrooms
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With a name that mouthwatering, you know you are going to love this simple and decadent meal.
2. Polenta “Fries”
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If you want to eat healthier, but don't think you can give up fries, try these instead. You are going to find them just as tasty.
3. Polenta Pizza Bites
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What kid isn't going to want to gobble these right up? Or adult for that matter.
4. Eggs Benedict on Polenta Cakes
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I love eggs Benedict, don't you? This is a simple and gluten-free riff on the classic recipe.
5. Braised Short Ribs over Creamy Polenta
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Short ribs and polenta go together like milk and cookies. You might never eat it any other way after you try this recipe.
6. Mushroom Herb Polenta
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This could be a meal all by itself, but would also go well with a chicken breast or salmon fillet.
7. Meatballs Baked in Tomato Sauce on Polenta
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I love meatballs! This is a wonderful version that is great if you want something besides noodles.
8. Sundried Tomato Polenta Bites
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Next time you pass appetizers, blow everyone away with this tasty little gem.
9. Spicy Shrimp over Creamy Polenta
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Since polenta is so mild in flavor, it works really well with ingredients that are spicy and heavy on the flavor.
10. Pesto Mozzarella Polenta Appetizers
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These little bites are going to be hard to stop eating. They look yummy, don't they?
11. Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Fried Polenta Canapés
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Here's another great (and delicious) way to start out a fabulous meal.
12. Chickpea Puttanesca over Creamy Polenta
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This ethnic tasting dish is one that everyone is going to want to eat every night.
13. Mexican Polenta Pie
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This cheesy dish of deliciousness is a hearty and tasty meal that you won't be able to stop eating.
14. Make a Lunch Bowl
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Wouldn't you love to eat this for lunch? I know I would!
15. Curry Grilled Vegetables with Chickpeas and Creamy Polenta
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These veggies cook up really well and make a great topping for a steaming bowl of polenta.
16. Creamy Parmesan Polenta
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Of course, you can't go wrong with a polenta as a tasty side dish either.
17. Poached Egg over Spinach Polenta
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An egg is a wonderful complement for polenta. The mushrooms add so much flavor too.
18. Grilled Polenta with Basil and Parmesan
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Grilled cakes of polenta have an incredible flavor that you won't be able to match.
19. Creamy Cheddar Polenta
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Many people's favorite way to add flavor to polenta is by tossing in a bunch of cheddar cheese.
20. Polenta Gratin
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This is a great alternative to a gratin made with potatoes. You are going to love it.
21. Snack Sized Cheesy Polenta Appetizers
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These stuffed little bites are going to change your life.
22. Balsamic Skirt Steak with Polenta
Here's a pairing that you won't be able to turn down.
23. Polenta Lasagna
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If you don't eat pasta, this polenta lasagna will become a regular recipe in your rotation.
24. Baked Layers of Polenta
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These polenta stacks taste good and make for a fabulous presentation too.
25. Homemade Pizza with Polenta Crust
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You've never had pizza this good before!
26. Sweet Buttered Polenta Pancakes
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Polenta can be sweet rather than savory, and this dish makes it just about the most delicious morning meal you'll ever have.
27. Polenta-Stuffed Peppersthe ...
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This is a fun way to switch up your traditional stuffed peppers recipe.
28. Three Bean Chili Polenta Pot Pie
The cornbread flavor of polenta works really well with chili. Doesn't this look good?
29. Amaranth, Quinoa, and Polenta Porridge
Here's another tasty reason to get out of bed in the morning.
30. Creamy Polenta with Chicken Sausages
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This is a meal that no one at the table is going to be able to turn down.
31. Stacked up
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This stack of tasty ingredients will make your mouth water and will be so easy to make.
32. Polenta Crusted Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
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This recipe uses polenta as a coating to make the potatoes really crispy and delicious.
Do you eat polenta? What's your favorite way to cook them?