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!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
12 mins
total:
42 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
12 polenta bites
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.)

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  • Brush polenta slices with olive oil; season with garlic salt and Italian seasoning. Transfer to heated grill pan.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

340 calories; protein 7.5g; carbohydrates 16g; fat 27.6g; cholesterol 15.6mg; sodium 846.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2016
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! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2017
Not bad just not my cup of tea. Didn't do too well at our party. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2016
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 hubby was gonna like these but he really enjoyed them too. I will def be making this again YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2016
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2016
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 amount of pest on each bite for personal preference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2016
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 on top. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2016
An easy appetizer and different from the usual. The flavors went nicely with some Prosecco. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2017
Not bad just not my cup of tea. Didn't do too well at our party. Read More
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