Grilled polenta squares

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Fancy grilled polenta squares

A wholesome appetizer that will satisfy the whole family
Servings 2
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • Large saucepan
  • rectangular baking pan
  • Grill
  • sheet pan
  • cutting board
  • knife


  • 1/4 lb uncooked polenta
  • 1/3 small caciotta cheese can substitute with aged cheddar
  • 1/3 small scamorza cheese can substitute with smoked gouda
  • 1/4 small jar of sundried tomatoes drained of the oil
  • 1/2 cup mushroom ragu' recipe to come soon
  • 1/2 tbsp thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp rosemary leaves chopped
  • olive oil to coat the polenta
  • salt to taste


  • Gather your ingredients.
  • Cook the polenta according to the package directions, pour on a deep baking pan, leveling the polenta and cool completely (can be made ahead of time).
    1/4 lb uncooked polenta
  • Chop the rosemary and place in a small bowl with a dash of salt and 2 tbsp of olive oil. Do the same with the thyme. 
    1/2 tbsp thyme leaves, 1/2 tbsp rosemary leaves, salt to taste
  • Once cooled, cut the polenta into 2 inches squares, lightly oil, sprinkle half with salt and thyme and half with salt and rosemary and grill in a preheat grill at 500 degrees until char marks form and the outside becomes crusty, about 20 minutes.  
    olive oil
  • Cut the cheeses into small squares to fill the top of the polenta squares; chop the sundried tomatoes. 
    1/3 small caciotta cheese, 1/3 small scamorza cheese, 1/4 small jar of sundried tomatoes
  • Place the polenta on a sheet pan, top the half of thyme flavored with a slice of sundried tomato and caciotta and the rosemary flavored with a spoonful of mushroom ragù and a piece of scamorza. 
    1/2 cup mushroom ragu'
  • Return to the grill and and cook for an additional 5 minutes.  
Calories: 235kcal
Cost: $$
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: appetizer, cicchetti, grill recipe, grilled, polenta, polenta appetizer, polenta recipe


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 0.3mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 226IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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