Some consider polenta the ultimate Italian comfort food. But don’t stop there because it’s also a versatile pantry staple that can be served for any meal, even dessert
Use instant polenta for a meaty satisfying dinner that’s on the table in no time!
Recipe: Parmesan Polenta with Quick Ragu
Crisp salty bacon and chard cooked just right are piled on creamy, cheesy polenta. This delicious side dish can also be a simple one-bowl dinner for two.
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Here’s an appetizer you can mostly make a day ahead. A quick pass under the broiler and it’s ready to go.
Recipe: Polenta Torta
A boneless, skinless chicken breast is easier to stuff than you think. Simply cut chicken partway through, pound it evenly, brown on one side, fill, fold like a taco, and finish cooking. Delicious over a bowl of rosemary scented polenta.
Polenta for breakfast? Yes, please! Classic Italian ingredients topped with a poached egg makes for a yummy meal any time of day.
Dip polenta fries into your favorite marinara or pesto sauce for a tasty appetizer. They’re also delicious on top of lightly dressed salad greens.
Recipe: Crusty Polenta Sticks
Polenta brings an Italian twist to a Southern classic. Bacon adds hearty flavor.
Recipe: Shrimp with Bacon-Cheese Polenta
Ready-made polenta in a tube gets dinner on the table in no time. This recipe is a reader favorite because it’s as delicious as it is easy.
Creamy polenta is comforting, satisfying, and just plain yummy! What a great way to start your day.
Recipe: Creamy Breakfast Polenta
This easy-to-make dessert is the perfect ending to any meal, any time of the year. In summer serve it with stone fruit or ice cream and in the fall with sautéed apple slices and whipped cream. Or keep this dessert simple and serve it warm from the pan.
Recipe: Polenta and Pine Nut Torte