10 Tasty Ways to Prepare Polenta

Last Updated October 03, 2017
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A warm bowl of polenta is a fast and easy base for any toppings you want to add, like bacon, mushrooms, seafood, or even a spicy salad. And because every bowl of comfort food begs for dessert, here's how to make an orange polenta cake with chocolate ganache.

Polenta with Corn and Roasted Tomatoes

A creamy side dish that takes full advantage of two of summer's tastiest crops.

Red Flint Polenta with Arugula Pesto and Salad

A peppery arugula salad sits atop warm, comforting polenta. An arugula and walnut pesto is stirred right into the polenta, adding a swirl of fresh, herbal flavor.

Butternut Squash Polenta with Fresh Corn

Purée butternut squash and add it to polenta for a healthful vegan meal.

Cranberry Beans and Bison Bacon with Grilled Polenta

Corn, beans and bison were everyday ingredients to tribal peoples, who cooked them into soupy stews and seasoned them with wild herbs, onions and other gathered foods. This dish, inspired by those...

Grilled Polenta Cakes with Pomegranate Sauce

Serve these savory polenta cakes with their tangy sauce as an appetizer, side dish or light meal, alone or with a salad and parsnip purée. (The recipe is linked at left) You can, and should, make...

Buttery Herb Polenta with Grilled Mushrooms and Fennel Salad

The meatiness of the mushrooms and the freshness of the fennel can turn the richness of this polenta wedge into a full meal.

Seared Sea Scallops With Roasted Garlic Polenta, Prosciutto and Olives

Sea scallops at the award-winning Pitcher Inn in Vermont.
Sue Schickler, executive chef of the luxurious Pitcher Inn in Warren, shares her recipe for Seared Sea Scallops With Roasted Garlic Polenta, Prosciutto and Olives.
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