What I Ate Wednesday- Polenta!

I have a confession to make. I’ve recently fallen in love. With polenta.

I was inspired to try a polenta recipe after seeing THIS recipe over at Pinch of Yum. At first I was going to make that recipe then realized I had practically none of the ingredients so I thought I would go about making up my own recipe using polenta. I’ve made two dishes in the past week with polenta and loved them! I used premade polenta in both of these recipes to cut down on time by you can easily make your own.

Easy Peasy Chili Polenta Pie

Note: I also have an obsession with canned chili, but you can easily substitute your own chili recipe.

2 cans of chili
1 tube of polenta
1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

-preheat oven to 350 degrees
-spray pie dish with cooking spray
-layer in dish one can of chili, half of the cheese, other can of chili
-cut polenta in slices and place on top
-top with remaining cheese
-cook 15 minutes (or until cheese is melted and dish is heated through)


Taco Polenta Pie

Basically any dish I make with polenta will end with “pie” just because I like the way it sounds.

1 pack of chicken breasts
1 onion
1/2 package of frozen corn
taco seasoning
tube of polenta
1 1/2 cups of Mexican style shredded cheese
taco toppings of your choice

-place chicken and chopped onion in crockpot and salt and pepper to taste
-cook on low for 8-10 hours
-preheat oven to 350 degrees
-spray dish with cooking spray
-shred chicken (this is SUPER easy after the chicken has been in the crockpot all day)
-mix chicken with cooked corn and taco seasoning and place in dish
-cut polenta into slices and place on top of chicken
-top with cheese
-cook for 15 minutes (or until cheese is melted and dish is heated through)
-top with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy!


This dish is super customizable. Change up the meat! Change up the toppings! Put it on top of salad! Add peppers to the crockpot!
Trader Joe’s sells a kit to make your own fresh guacamole. It tastes REALLY good on this dish!

I hope you enjoy!



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