Polenta is a great ingredient that can be used in a variety of recipes such as a side dish or part of a cake or bake. Try one of these great recipes today.
Treacle and polenta distinguish this dark, sweet bread. It's best when hot out of the oven or toasted. You can substitute molasses or golden syrup for the treacle.
This is a very easy midweek vegetarian dinner. It uses ready to eat polenta, but you can make your own and cool it before slicing if you prefer.
This Mexican-inspired chilli is sandwiched between layers of cheesy polenta and baked into a savoury vegetarian casserole. Extra chilli can be garnished with shredded cheese, chopped spring onions, a dollop of sour cream and a splash of Tabasco sauce and served with cornbread for an easy meal.
Cooked and cooled polenta can be cut into shapes and grilled to make an excellent base for a tempting topping. Here the polenta is flavoured with gruyère cheese, and the topping is a savoury mixture of mushrooms, walnuts and herbs. This is delicious with a simple green salad.
Fried zucchini is given an extra crunch with this simple-to-prepare polenta coating. A perfect side dish for meat eaters and vegans alike.
This is a great white bread recipe with a very crunchy crust. The addition of polenta adds an interesting flavour and texture. Great for sandwiches or with stews.
A great starter for a vegetarian dinner party, and easy to make! Polenta and eggs are fried with broccoli.
Polenta and quinoa and are simmered then served with a spicy tomato sauce with portobello mushroom, garlic, chillies and sherry. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.
Savoury eggplant with a hint of spice. Serve as a starter, side, or use to top toasties with lots of melted cheese. I recommend grilling these rounds rather than frying, but they are delicious either way!
This is a peasant style bread made in a pie dish. It goes well with soup, eggs and fish. The recipe is Portuguese.