Mini Polenta Pizza are delicious and easy to make in about 30 minutes. This healthy recipe is naturally gluten-free and can be made vegan.
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Have you ever had polenta?
It's made from cornmeal and is very popular in Italian cooking. I like to buy it packed as a tube or log.
You may have seen tubed polenta in your local supermarket near the pasta. It's really easy to cook with, and there are a lot of ways to incorporate it into your recipes.
And my favorite way to use it is to slice it and make it into Mini Polenta Pizza!
I partnered with Rao's Homemade because their Marinara Sauce is my go-to when I make Mini Polenta Pizza.
In fact, this all-purpose tomato sauce works well in all my favorite recipes calling for bottled sauce.
For example, I use it when I make Instant Pot Pasta Puttanesca.
It's also perfect in lasagna or a simple weeknight bowl of spaghetti.
The thing I like the most about Rao's Homemade Marinara Sauce are the ingredients:
- Italian whole peeled tomatoes
- olive oil
- black pepper
- dried oregano
I love that there are no ingredients I can't pronounce.
And no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners.
It's a flavorful sauce made in Italy from natural ingredients you can find in your kitchen.
Plus they don't have to add sugar since they only use whole Italian sweet tomatoes rather than pastes or blends.
To be honest, it tastes so good, I can eat it with a spoon!
And now you can find it at Walmart for an affordable price.
You only need a few basic ingredients to make Mini Polenta Pizza.
The base of the mini pizza is, of course, polenta.
All you need to do is unwrap the polenta tube and slice it into 12 pieces.
Next comes the marinara sauce.
You'll only need ½ cup, so you can use the rest of the Rao's all-purpose tomato sauce in other recipes or to top some pasta.
Preparing Mini Polenta Pizza couldn't be easier.
After spreading the sauce on the polenta slices, I add a little vegan cheese on each.
I like to use a cashew-based non-dairy cheese, but you can use whichever kind is your favorite.
Top your Mini Polenta Pizza with your favorite toppings.
My favorites are mushrooms and black olives.
I've also added sauteed spinach and garlic with red pepper flakes.
And after they come out of the oven, I like to add a little fresh basil.
How will you top your mini polenta pizza?
Bake them in the oven for 20 minutes, then you're ready to eat Mini Polenta Pizza.
It's such a delicious 30-minute meal.
In addition, the clean up is easy.
Plus if you have leftovers, they heat up really well the next day.
Mini Polenta Pizza are a family favorite.
You can even get your kids in the kitchen to help you make them.
Create an assembly line of toppings so they can use their imagination to make their own combinations.
Adults and kids alike will love this easy dinner.
Enjoy Mini Polenta Pizza any night of the week on their own or with a side or salad.
Since they are low in calories, I like to serve something with them for a satisfying meal.
Now let's make Mini Polenta Pizza!
Mini Polenta Pizza
- 1 tube polenta , sliced in 12 pieces
- ½ cup Rao's Homemade Marinara Sauce
- 1 ounce vegan mozzarella-style cheese
- toppings such as sliced mushrooms and sliced olives, (optional)
- fresh basil for garnish, torn or chopped (optional)
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place the polenta slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Top each slice with marinara sauce.
- Add vegan cheese and your desired toppings.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh basil. Enjoy!