Polenta Pizza Casserole

by Heather

Hello holy typos in that last post. Please excuse me. Apparently my brain was a little frozen too?

So it’s actually snowing. Now we’ll just see whether or not that “massive” storm comes.


To be honest, I had no idea what I was doing when I starting making dinner. I really didn’t know what I wanted to cook, just that I wanted to cook something!

Everything I kept thinking of involved veggies I didn’t have. After starring and starring into the pantry and fridge, alternately, I starting creating some concoction. Of what, I still wasn’t sure.

I decided I wanted to steam spinach and mix it with marinara, but I wasn’t feeling pasta or rice. Then I saw the little lonely cornmeal canister at the back of the pantry. Hmm polenta….I’ve tried it once before and wasn’t impressed, but thought I’d give it another try.

I was impatient by this point so I mixed together 1/4 cup cornmeal, 1 cup of water, a little salt, rosemary, basil, and onion and garlic powder and popped it into the microwave for 2 minutes. I had no idea whether you could make polenta in the microwave or not, but for future reference, you can. Wow so easy!!

I was thinking of making a pizza of sorts….

I spread the polenta in a mini-casserole dish and stuck it in the toaster oven for a few minutes at 400 degrees. While the polenta was firming up, I put some spinach, garlic, red onion, and pasta sauce in the microwave just until the spinach wilted


Then I spread the veggie mixture on top of the polenta and covered it with some mozzarella cheese and red pepper flakes. Then I broiled it for about 5-8 more minutes.

Thus polenta casserole was created!

polenta casserole

polenta casserole 

It was so good! Like comfort food :)

This didn’t really turn out as a pizza, but I’m thinking this would still make really good pizza though. Spread the polenta a little thinner, bake a little longer, voila! Oh the possibilities.

Now I’m watching Teen Mom and having a glass of wine. I’m thinking about making another batch of no bake oatmeal cookies :)

Yup, Teen Mom. Shouldn’t leave me home alone on Friday night in the snow 😉 I’m a sucker for babies with Mohawks.







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