1 hr 25 mins
This is a wonderful way to get the flavors of a lasagna with a fun twist by using polenta instead of noodles. This recipe is great by itself but can also be used as a base for any number of your favorite lasagna recipes. Just add the lasagna fillings you usually use (vegetables, meat, squash, etc) between the layers.
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- 2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 3 cups cornmeal
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
For the Lasagna
- 1For the Polenta:.
- 2Boil the milk and water together.
- 3Whisk in the cornmeal and salt. Turn down the heat and stir constantly until the polenta is suspended in the water and no longer settles to the bottom of the pot. It's done in about 15 minutes (still stirring often), but is supposedly even better if you cook it for about an hour - I wouldn't know, I'm always too impatient :).
- 4Take of the stove and stir in the butter or olive oil and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese.
- 5For the Lasagna:.
- 6In a 9x9 baking dish, ladle in 1/3 of the polenta. Spread 1 cup tomato sauce over top of the polenta. Arrange half of the mozzarella on top of that and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of parmesan.
- 7Ladle over half of the remaining polenta (1/3 of the original amount) and spread the left-over sauce and cheeses on top.
- 8Ladle over the last of the polenta and allow the lasagna to sit for about 30 minutes before baking to let the polenta set.
- 9Bake in a 350 degree oven until hot and bubbling, about 30 minutes.
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Nutritional Facts for Versatile Layered Polenta
Serving Size: 1 (2641 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 5484.5
- Calories from Fat 1715
- Total Fat 190.5 g
- Saturated Fat 96.7 g
- Cholesterol 481.6 mg
- Sodium 10166.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 761.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 75.7 g
- Sugars 54.6 g
- Protein 202.9 g