Friday, January 18, 2013


So what is polenta? Well, I asked myself that very question when I picked it up on the pasta isle at Walmart. It looked very interesting indeed. It was packaged like a tube of ground hamburger but it's yellow as it's made from corn meal. It's a substitute for pasta and very popular in certain parts of Italy. At our house we like to try new things.

I put together this fun polenta dish that was very tasty! I used my own homemade bottled sweet spaghetti sauce from garden grown tomatoes. Here is quick version of it.

  • 1 pkg of Polenta
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 1cup tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella
Heat a skillet to medium high. Add oil. Slice polenta and add to hot oil. Fry until golden brown. Add a pinch of salt. Remove from heat.

In a separate frying pan add tomatoes, tomato paste, water, salt, sugar, garlic powder, onion powder and cinnamon. Stir and let simmer on medium high until it becomes a thick sauce.

Arrange polenta slices on a platter and top with sauce. Sprinkle cheese and parsley over top. Enjoy!

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