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Parmesan Garlic Polenta Croutons

Parmesan Garlic Polenta Croutons

Parmesan Garlic Polenta Croutons are made with polenta and Parmesan cheese, coated with garlic and herbs, and baked until crispy. Great on top of soups and salads!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Set Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 1 cup instant polenta
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Herbs to taste (rosemary, thyme, etc)
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • garlic powder or salt to taste


  • Prepare instant polenta according to package directions, using a whisk.
  • Add in herbs, if using, and grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Coat a 7x11-inch baking sheet or pyrex/ceramic dish with cooking spray. Pour the polenta mixture into the pan quickly, and spread evenly with a spatula. Place pan in refrigerator to cool and set for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Cut the polenta into squares or triangles.
  • Drizzle both sides of polenta pieces with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder/salt. Bake for about 45-50 minutes, or until crispy, turning half-way through to make sure they get crispy on both sides. Cool on a rack when done.
  • Best if used the same day, but you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat them until crisp the next day.


Source: Adapted from Proud Italian Cook
You're Gonna Bake It After All
Keyword gluten free, salad