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Grilled Polenta Recipe

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Grilled Polenta Recipe

Preparing polenta on the grill adds another dimension, giving it a wonderful crispy exterior that somehow makes the creamy, buttery interior even more heavenly.

For grilled polenta, we simply prepare a batch of regular polenta, let it cool in a loaf pan, then slice and grill it.

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 4 cups cooked polenta
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  1. Prepare one batch of creamy polenta.

  2. Pour warm polenta into a glass loaf pan. Smooth the top, cover and refrigerate until set, a few hours or up to overnight.

  3. Turn the polenta onto a cutting board. It should be completely molded into the shape of your loaf pan. Cut into ½-inch slices and brush each one with olive oil on both sides.

  4. Heat a grill pan until it is quite hot. If using a gas grill, which is likely to get much hotter than a grill pan, a medium-high setting should be enough.

  5. Place each slice diagonally across the grill and let it cook for about 10 minutes or until dark-brown grill marks appear. Don't move the polenta around, though, or you'll disturb the browning process. Also, don't overcrowd the pan. Work in batches if necessary.

  6. Flip and grill the other side until grill marks appear, about another 10 minutes. Serve hot.
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 3 out of 5
Experimenting, Member cjh00

The grilled polenta had a very nice texture. I added chopped sun-dried tomato, mozzarella and basil. Not bad at all!

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