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Crispy Polenta Slices With Marinara and Mozzerella

These crispy polenta slices are perfect appetizers for dinner parties or a great side dish!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 tube polenta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 jar marinara sauce or you can make your own!
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • fresh basil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Begin by slicing the polenta into thin slices.

  2. Season both sides of the slices with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat marinara sauce in sauce pan over medium-low heat.

  4. In a large frying pan, add olive oil and heat over medium heat for 1 minute. Add minced garlic. Add polenta slices, careful not to overlap them.

  5. Cook for two minutes, or until browned on first side, then flip.

  6. Cook for another two minutes, or until browned.

  7. Take polenta out and drain oil on a wire rack.

  8. Set them on a dish and add warm marinara, top with mozzarella and fresh basil.

  9. Serve and enjoy!