Popular with the gluten-free crowd, polenta offers a world of opportunities in the kitchen. Whether grilled, baked, diced or fried, this corn-based porridge always satisfies. If you are looking for new ways to turn up the volume on this Italian classic give these creative polenta recipe ideas a try. Each one highlights different flavor combinations and cooking techniques that will make a polenta lover out of anyone.
GLUTEN-FREE POLENTA GRATIN WITH HAM
Here's a fun polenta recipe idea: whip up a batch of creamy polenta, spike it with chopped ham and bake until golden.
POLENTA WITH CAPONATA
Grilled polenta triangles are stacked high with a delectable eggplant caponata laced with basil in this tasty appetizer recipe.
CREAMED CORN SOUP
Make a rainy day the perfect excuse to cozy up to a bowl of this hearty creamed corn soup topped with cubes of toasted polenta, chopped tomatoes and corn kernels.
SALT COD CROQUETTES
Chef Nicola Cavallaro shares his recipe for mouthwatering salt cod croquettes served with crispy polenta puffs and a bell pepper coulis.
MUSHROOM-ESPRESSO RUBBED SHORT RIBS