Polenta Bruschetta

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Crispy, polenta rounds topped with fresh mozzarella and bruschetta make this a tasty appetizer.
25 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time
12 servings

Ingredients

Bruschetta Topping

3
plum tomatoes, chopped
3 large
fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons
olive oil
1/2 teaspoon
balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1/4 teaspoon
pepper

Polenta

1 1/4 cups
panko bread crumbs

Polenta

1 teaspoon
Italian seasoning
1/2 cup
all-purpose flour
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs, beaten
1 (16-ounce) tube
prepared polenta, cut into 12 (1/2-inch) slices
 
4 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter
8 ounces
fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 12 slices

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 200°F.
  2. Combine all bruschetta topping ingredients in bowl; set aside.
  3. Mix bread crumbs with Italian seasoning in shallow bowl. Place flour and egg into separate shallow bowls. Dip both sides of each polenta slice into flour, then into beaten egg and then bread crumb mixture.
  4. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat until sizzling; add 6 slices polenta. Cook 3-5 minutes or until golden brown on bottom. Turn polenta slices; cook 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove polenta to ungreased baking sheet; place in oven to keep warm.
  5. Wipe out skillet with dry paper towels. Repeat with remaining 2 tablespoons butter and polenta slices.
  6. Top each polenta slice with 1 slice mozzarella and 2 tablespoons bruschetta mixture.

Recipe Tips

If you are short on time, use purchased bruschetta topping.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
190
Cholesterol
50mg
Carbohydrates
17g
Protein
8g
Fat
9g
Sodium
390mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I have been making this for years, although I dont bread the polenta. This is one of my girls favorite. We change the toppings but great for a Italtian dinner or just a snack. I will try breading for a nice change.

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