Cheesy Polenta with Basil-Tomato Sauce


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.

  • 1Servings


  • 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

  • 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