Grilled Polenta Rounds

Total Time
1hr 32mins
Prep 2 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Take 2 frozen orange juice cans, empty, wash and dry. These will be used to mold the polenta into tube shapes that you can then cut into rounds.


  1. In a medium saucepan, over high heat, bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add the salt and in a steady stream, add the cornmeal, stirring vigorously.
  3. Cook and stir for 10 minutes, until the polenta is smooth and leaves the side of the pan.
  4. Transfer the hot polenta into a clean empty orange juice cans.
  5. Let cool and then refrigerate until firm.
  6. Open the end of the cans with a can opener and shake polenta out or push it out.
  7. Cut into 1/2" slices.
  8. Grill or saute polenta rounds in olive oil or butter.
Most Helpful

This was so simple to make and tasted so good! Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside! I served 10 Minute Szechuan Chicken over the rounds for a gourmet looking dish! Thanks so much!

Sharon123 April 15, 2003

This was excellent! I wanted to know how to make polenta, and this recipe was effortless and yummy! I didn't have OJ cans on hand, but used vegetable cans sprayed with Pam, and they worked great. I added a little parmesean cheese to them as well. They turned out great - Thanks!

Elena Bedner September 01, 2003

I've never made polenta before, I always bought the expensive premade version, and I found this recipe to be very easy! I don't buy canned OJ, so I just poured the mix into a small baking dish and cut it into squares. I also didn't use salt, I just used a little vegetable bouillon instead. I will be making this again soon for a casserole recipe. Thanks for sharing!

HEATHER H. July 11, 2010