17 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners You Can Make with a Tube of Polenta

By Sarah Cook | Last Updated: October 5, 2017

Mexican Baked Polenta with Salsa Beans & Sautéed Veggies Recipe

17 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners You Can Make with a Tube of Polenta

A tube of polenta might not look that appetizing at first, but you’d be surprised how versatile and delicious it can be. Often made from a simple mix of cornmeal, water and salt, polenta is also naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Preparing it can be as simple as opening the package, cutting it into slices and sautéing, grilling, or baking it. Topped with vegetables and flavorful sauces, it can make for a quick and satisfying meal. Here are 17 recipes to help inspire you to get cooking with polenta!

17 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners You Can Make with a Tube of Polenta: Polenta Pancakes with Summer Berries

Polenta Pancakes with Summer Berries // Breakfast for dinner just got a whole lot easier thanks to these polenta pancakes from Half Baked Harvest.

17 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners You Can Make with a Tube of Polenta: Caprese Polenta Bites

Caprese Polenta Bites // Paired with a side salad, these polenta bites from Tablespoon are bursting with summertime flavor.

19 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners You Can Make with a Tube of Polenta: Polenta Stacks with BBQ Squash and Cashew Cream

Polenta Stacks with BBQ Squash & Cashew Cream // Cadry’s Kitchen layers tender BBQ flavored delicata squash and cashew cream with polenta for a dynamite vegan meal.

Grilled Polenta Rounds with Black Bean Avocado Salsa // If you love Mexican-inspired meals then these polenta rounds with salsa from Two Peas & Their Pod are sure to please.

17 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners You Can Make with a Tube of Polenta: Ratatouille Polenta Stacks

Ratatouille Polenta Stacks // Polenta gets a French-inspired twist with these savory ratatouille stacks.

17 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners You Can Make with a Tube of Polenta: Pesto Polenta Bites

Pesto Polenta Bites with Tomato Bruschetta // Whether you’re making an appetizer or a light meal, these pesto polenta bites from Joyful Healthy Eats are a great option.

17 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners You Can Make with a Tube of Polenta: Polenta Veggie Burgers

Polenta Veggie Burgers with Pesto & Veggies // Pumpkin and Peanut Butter gets super creative and uses polenta as a veggie burger for a quick and easy meal.

17 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners You Can Make with a Tube of Polenta: Spicy BBQ Chickpea and Crispy Polenta Bowls

Spicy BBQ Chickpea and Crispy Polenta Bowls // Half Baked Harvest pairs polenta with BBQ chickpeas for an abundant bowl that’s sure to satisfy.

17 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners You Can Make with a Tube of Polenta: Polenta, Veggie and Halloumi Kabobs

Polenta, Veggie and Halloumi Kabobs // Salty halloumi and grilled polenta are the perfect match in these simple veggie kebabs.

17 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners You Can Make with a Tube of Polenta: Baked Polenta Fries with Garlic Tomato Sauce

Baked Polenta Fries with Garlic Tomato Sauce // These baked polenta fries give potatoes a run for their money with a perfect crispy exterior.

17 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners You Can Make with a Tube of Polenta: Mexican Baked Polenta with Salsa Beans & Sautéed Veggies Recipe

Mexican Baked Polenta with Salsa Beans & Sautéed Veggies // All you need is 30 minutes to whip up this delicious polenta bake.

17 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners You Can Make with a Tube of Polenta

Griddled Polenta with Eggplant Salsa // IBS Sano offers a Low FODMAP option featuring an appetizing eggplant salsa.

17 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners You Can Make with a Tube of Polenta

Spinach and Mushroom Polenta Stacks // The Flavor Bender makes spinach and mushrooms look drool-worthy in these cheesy polenta stacks.

17 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners You Can Make with a Tube of Polenta

Polenta Cakes with Red Wine Mushrooms // Mushrooms cooked in red wine make this meal from 2Teaspoons fancy enough to serve for date night.

17 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners You Can Make with a Tube of Polenta: Veggie-Loaded Polenta Bake

Veggie-Loaded Polenta Bake // Super comforting and packed with veggies, this easy polenta bake is whipped up in no time.

17 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners You Can Make with a Tube of Polenta: Grilled Polenta

Grilled Polenta & Zucchini Salsa // This fresh and summery dish from Love and Lemons is perfect for an al fresco dinner.

17 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners You Can Make with a Tube of Polenta

Sautéed Polenta with Marinara // Simple yet satisfying, this sautéed polenta dish from Food Fun Family is perfect paired with a side of fresh vegetables.

About Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook is a vegetarian food blogger living in Athens, Georgia. Her blog Making Thyme for Health features simple, seasonal, and healthy recipes made from whole food ingredients. Outside of cooking, she enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle, traveling and drinking wine.

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Comments

Most of these are just “Things stacked on Polenta”. But the Shish ka bob concept and the french fry idea really struck a cord. I have tried the tube stuff a few times and usually, I am disappointed. We have made it from scratch and that was a whole lot better. The tube seems to have a much higher moisture content than needed and requires either weighing or frying.

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