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Lauren's Pesto Polenta Bites

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars
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"Golden polenta slices are topped with homemade pesto, prosciutto, and roasted red peppers in this yummy appetizer prepared in a Panasonic CIO. This recipe appears on an episode of the Dinner Spinner TV Show on The CW!"
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Ingredients

42 m servings 339
Original recipe yields 6 servings (12 polenta bites)

Directions

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  1. Place a grill pan in an oven and preheat to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). (If using a countertop induction oven, preheat on the "Grill" setting.)
  2. Brush polenta slices with olive oil; season with garlic salt and Italian seasoning. Transfer to heated grill pan.
  3. Grill in the preheated oven until golden brown, flipping halfway through, about 12 minutes in the conventional oven and 6 minutes in the countertop induction oven.
  4. Combine basil, lemon juice, pine nuts, and garlic in a food processor; pulse a few times until chopped. Pour in 1/2 cup olive oil in a steady stream, with the processor running, until pesto is smooth. Add Parmesan cheese; pulse until incorporated. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Arrange polenta slices on a platter. Divide prosciutto over slices; top each with 1 to 2 tablespoons pesto. Garnish with roasted red peppers.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 339 calories; 27.6 16 7.5 16 847 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

These were excellent! Only change I made is that I made the polenta myself because I don't like the tube stuff. great taste and will make again!

Most helpful critical review

Not bad, just not my cup of tea. Didn't do too well at our party.

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Not bad, just not my cup of tea. Didn't do too well at our party.

These were excellent! Only change I made is that I made the polenta myself because I don't like the tube stuff. great taste and will make again!

An easy appetizer and different from the usual. The flavors went nicely with some Prosecco. Thank you for the recipe.

Simple and delicious with a great blend of flavors! Of course, the grocery store did not have any rolled polenta, so I just made my own, which was probably better anyways. :) I wasn't sure how h...

This is such a wonderful mix of flavors. I can't wait to serve this at my next get together. I agree making the prosciutto crispy would set this over the edge, I would also cut back on the amo...

Quick...easy...and a simple appetizer especially during the holidays. I loved the fresh pesto with the prosciutto. Next time I will crisp up the prosciutto under the broiler before layering it o...