Monday, December 23, 2013

Pizza Polenta

                                    Serves 4 to 6 people

1                            tabespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
1                            cup polenta or cornmeal
1                            teaspoon kosher salt
1/2                         teaspoon pepper
1/3                         cup (about 2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese
1/2                         head radicchio , shredded
1/2                         cup sun-dried tomatoes drained and thinly slice
4                            ounces mozzarella , cut into a 1/2-inch diced

1 .         Heat oven to 400*F . Coat a 9-inch spring-form pan , round cake pan or pie plate with 1 tablespoon of the oil and set aside .
2 .         In a medium saucepan , bring 2-1/4 water to a boil . Whisking constantly , slowly add the polenta or cornmeal . Reduce heat to low and cook , stirring until the polenta starts to pull away from  the sides of the pan , 4 to 5 minutes . Stir in the salt , 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper and the Parmesan cheese . Remove from heat .
3.           Spread the polenta over the bottom of the prepared pan , using a spoon to form a raised edge.
4 .          In a bowl , combine the radicchio , tomatoes , mozzarella and the remaining oil and pepper . Spoon the mixture over the polenta . Bake for 30 minutes Cut into wedges .

This crisp polenta crust can accommodate almost any pizza topping . Try arugula and prosciutto , sausage and garlic or caramelized onions and mushrooms .


  1. Dear Nee,
    I never have had Polenta pizza crust. What a fabulous idea! Your recipe is very appetizing, and I will have to try this. I love polenta....also I love a salad pizza. So this is both...nice! Thanks you for sharing this delightful recipe...Blessings on this day...Dottie :)

    1. Hi Dottie , the family love Polenta , so I play around with it a lot , I think you will like it and I , too , like a good salad pizza . Thanks for stopping by .:)

  2. Pizza Polenta!!! Now I've heard it all, Nee. Who would have thought??? I bet this dish sure is yummy. The kids must have a had a blast chowing down on it!!! Thank you so much for sharing, Nee...I'm sure I will be back before the "big" day but just in case, I do wish You and Your lovely family a Joyous and Blessed Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year!!!

    P.S. Next year we will have to get you going on Pinterest and other fun stuff!!!

    1. Oh dear Louise , I am full of surprises :D , the kids have a blast helping me make it , I love to share , Hope you can make it back tomorrow to see my Merry Christmas card and The little Drummer Boy . The big day is upon us and I truly wish you and your dear family a safe and healthy holidays , Michele , her family , yor son , his family and Marion and her family and that beautiful great-grandson .
      PS: each time I email Pinterest , they say I am following all your boards (99) :D m but we get it licked , thanks for stopping by :)


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