Monday, February 8, 2010

Easy Polenta Pizza Appetizer Bakes

While at the supermarket shopping for necessary ingredients such as milk and eggs to brace the second snow storm in a week, I stumbled upon polenta. It's been a while since I ate this delicious treat, so I was compelled to pick it up and create something I believe polenta tastes great as: pizza.

Polenta can be used in place of starches like rice and potatoes, so why can't it be used to replace another important food group like pizza. OK, so it's not a food group, it's just tasty and can showcase your creativity using other food group items anywhere from pepperoni to pineapples.

I decided to pair not my ordinary pizza toppings for this polenta pizza appetizer, something a bit fancier than your average sausage crumbles. I simply enjoy the saltiness of anchovies and cheese when paired with the complexity of olives and rosemary. I hope you enjoy.

Easy Polenta Pizza Appetizer Bakes
Serving Size: 4 appetizer slices
What You'll Need:

4 Slices Polenta- Sliced 1/2 inch thick
Olive oil for brushing
4 anchovy filets in olive oil- roughly chopped
8 Gaeta olives - roughly sliced
1 sprig rosemary
4 tbsp pizza sauce
Grated Locatelli Cheese

Heat oven to 450 degrees
Slice 4 slices of Polenta 1/2 inch thick
Brush both sides with olive oil and place on baking sheet
Add 1 tbsp pizza sauce to each slice
Evenly distribute rosemary, over polenta slices
Evenly distribute anchovies and olives
Sprinkle top with grated locatelli cheese
Bake for 12 minutes
Serve hot


  1. Yum, that sounds so easy and tasty! Can't wait to try for a dinner party.

  2. I love polenta!...great way in making it!... I usually love it with lots of cheese or fried!