Polenta is coarsely ground Yellow Cornmeal, used in Italian cooking. Season with herbs, spices, sauted mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes or garlic to make a delicious side dish or entree. Polenta can be sliced, baked or fried. Serve Polenta hot and topped with maple syrup for breakfast.
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.