A few days ago, we made Garlic Cheddar Polenta. After it cooled, and we began to slice it, the idea for these little morsels of deliciousness popped into our heads. We figured that when sliced and cooked, polenta holds its shape well and gets a little crispy….which seemed to make them the perfect foundation for pizza bites! From there, we made a new batch of polenta, but this time using garlic powder, oregano, basil, and parmesan cheese to flavour it. Once that cooled, we sliced, added our pizza toppings, and baked them to create a really easy, economical, and delicious dish that can serve as an appetizer or an entrée!
While we went with pizza flavours, we think that changing the polenta flavours up and pairing them with an appropriate sauce and cheese combo gives this concept endless customizability! We hope you enjoy as much as we did!
Time: 20 Minutes (+60 Minutes if making Polenta from scratch)
- Polenta. If making from scratch:
- 1/3 Cup Cornmeal
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
- Garlic Powder
- Dried Oregano
- Dried Basil
- Parmesan Cheese
- Marinara Sauce
- Shredded Mozzarella
- If making polenta from scratch, follow our Garlic Cheddar Polenta Recipe, but using the above ingredients to develop more of an Italian/Pizza flavour.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with some aluminum foil. Then, give that foil a quick olive oil spray.
- Slice your polenta, and arrange it on your baking sheet.
- Scoop a small spoonful of tomato sauce atop each piece of polenta.
- Top each morsel with some shredded mozzarella.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes to melt your cheese and heat your polenta.
- Plate, devour, and enjoy!