Appetizers & Side Dishes

Polenta Crostini

Prep Time: 20 min  |  Cook Time: 14 min  |  Servings: 40 crostini  |  Calories: 43
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Polenta Crostini
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
14 min
40 crostini

Polenta cooked with a blend of Sargento® Shredded Mozzarella - Traditional Cut, thyme and roasted garlic makes for an excellent treat once the mixture is baked to golden perfection. You’ll want to eat this all yourself, but go ahead and cut into bite-size pieces perfect for serving as appetizers.

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp. salt, preferably gray sea salt
  • 1 cup fine-grain polenta
  • 2 cup (8 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Mozzarella - Traditional Cut
  • Sargento® Shredded 6 Cheese Italian, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. minced fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp. bottled minced roasted garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  1. In heavy saucepan, bring water to a boil over high heat. Add salt. Add polenta gradually, whisking constantly. Continue to whisk for 5 minutes as mixture bubbles. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally until mixture begins to come away from sides of pan, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Add 1 cup of cheese, thyme, garlic and pepper; mix well.
  3. Line a 15 x 10-inch jellyroll pan with parchment paper. Spoon polenta over parchment paper and spread evenly with a spatula. Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes or up to overnight until polenta is firm.
  4. Invert polenta onto a cutting board; peel off parchment paper. Cut polenta into 40 triangles (about 3 x 2-1/2 inches each). Transfer to 2 jellyroll pans or large cookie sheets, spacing 1/2-inch apart. Bake in a preheated 400°F oven 10 to 12 minutes or until hot and beginning to brown.
  5. Sprinkle 1 heaping tsp. of the remaining cheese on top of each triangle. Return to oven; bake until cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Serving Size 40 crostini

Calories 43

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 1.90g 3%
Sat. Fat 1.00g 6%
Mono Unsat. Fat 0.40g
Poly Unsat. Fat 0.00g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 125mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 1RE
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 62mg 6%
Iron 0mg 0%