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Polenta Parmigiana

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


16 appetizers

Updated: Jul. 22, 2022
“This warm, Italian-flavored appetizer also makes a quick, filling lunch. I prefer this veggie version, but my kids like to add pepperoni or sausage to create mini pizzas.” —Carolyn Kumpe, El Dorado, California
Polenta Parmigiana Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 tube (1 pound) polenta, cut into 16 slices
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup tomato basil pasta sauce, warmed
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 16 slices
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Fresh basil leaves, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Place polenta in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan; brush with olive oil. Bake until edges are golden brown, 15-20 minutes.
  2. Spoon pasta sauce over polenta slices. Top each with a mozzarella cheese slice; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Bake until cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes longer. Garnish with basil if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 appetizer: 108 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 273mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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