Spelt has a slightly higher protein content than ordinary wheat and can be tolerated by many people with wheat intolerances. It can be substituted for ordinary wheat flour in baked goods.
Serve soft polenta, either plain or with herbs or cheese, as a side dish.
Use polenta as the base for vegetarian main dish, topped with sauce or a hearty vegetable ragoût.
Serve polenta instead of pasta or rice as an accompaniment to meat sauces, stews, or chilis.
Try soft-cooked polenta as a hot breakfast cereal, topped with fresh or dried fruit, nuts, cinnamon, and milk.
Use baked or grilled polenta rounds as a base for hors d’oeuvres or appetizers.
Use polenta to replace the biscuit or puff pastry topping on pot pies.