Polenta, a Northeast Italian staple made from cornmeal, has got to be one of the most versatile ingredients in your pantry. Make it into a porridge for breakfast, serve it as a side with a hearty stew, cut it into fries, or bake it into a beautiful cake for dessert – the options are endless. As an added bonus, polenta is a great option for vegetarians and people on gluten-free diets. Whether you prefer yours creamy and soft, or crispy and firm, there’s a polenta recipe out there waiting to grace your table.

Here are ten wonderful recipes to show off your polenta repertoire.


1. Cheesy polenta and mushroom pizza by Woman’s Day

2. Baked polenta fries with garlic tomato sauce by Oh My Veggies

3. Sweet buttered polenta pancakes with fresh summer berries by Half-baked Harvest

4. Brown butter scallops with polenta by the Gourmet Gourmand

5. Fried polenta with avocado and poached egg breakfast by The Kitchen Paper

6. Orange polenta cake by BBC Good Food

7. Polenta cookies by Food 52

8. Baked polenta-crusted chicken thighs by She Knows

9. Spinach & mushroom polenta stacks by The Flavor Bender

10. Baked polenta with classic chicken parmesan by Cooking and Beer

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- Joanna Kang