Cheesy Polenta with Basil-Tomato Sauce

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Melted cheese, prepared marinara sauce and creamy polenta are an unbeatable comfort food combination. You can substitute powdered garlic and dried basil for their fresh counterparts, if they're handier.

  • SERVINGServings


  • 1/3 cup prepared marinara sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh basil
  • 4 1/4-inch-thick slices prepared polenta
  • 4 small slices fontina cheese
  • 2 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese


1. Stir together marinara sauce, garlic and basil in medium-size microwave-safe bowl. Cover, and microwave on high 2 minutes, or until hot throughout. Keep covered, and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, arrange polenta slices, overlapping them slightly, on plate. Top polenta with fontina cheese slices. Microwave on high 1 minute, or until cheese melts. Spoon marinara sauce over polenta, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 1
  • Calories: 366
  • Carbohydrate Content: 25 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 64 mg
  • Fat Content: 21 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 18 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 11 g
  • Sodium Content: 1200 mg
  • Sugar Content: 5 g