Hearty Herbed Veggie-Topped Polenta

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

I found this recipe at MayoClinic.com and tweaked it a bit by adding my choice of herbs and seasonings, which adds a lot of zing to this otherwise ordinary recipe. This makes a very hearty dish and serves as a meal, accompanied with fruit juice or salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celcius).
  2. Spray a small ovenproof dish with cooking spray.
  3. Combine the polenta, water, garlic, and salt in the dish; ensure that there are no lumps.
  4. Bake uncovered for about 60 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, steam the desired vegetables.
  6. When polenta is done, top with 1 cup of vegetables.
  7. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, season with herbs and spices, and serve hot.
Most Helpful

I have had this in my recipe box for a while. It was tasty and quite easy. It did need a lot more salt then called for. I thought it was a tad bland, but had lots of possibilities. We used broccoli and fresh parmesean.

ladypit July 26, 2004