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Fast & Easy Dinner: Polenta Pizza

Fast & Easy Dinner: Polenta Pizza


If you've never had pizza with a cornmeal crust, I highly recommend you give this recipe a try. It's a simple technique that combines precooked polenta with water and flour until it makes a dough like consistency. The crust is prebaked before being topped with tomato sauce, red peppers, and green onions. To take a look at this scrumptious, vegetarian pizza, read more.

Polenta Pizza

Polenta Pizza

Polenta Pizza

Ingredients

2 18-oz. pkg. precooked polenta
2 Tbs. water
2 Tbs. cornstarch
2 Tbs. unbleached all-purpose flour
1 Tbs. granulated garlic
1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup soy Parmesan cheese
2 cups tomato sauce from 25-oz. jar, reserving remainder
4 slices soy Canadian bacon, cut into 2-inch strips
1/2 medium red bell pepper, sliced into 2-inch strips
3 scallions, thinly sliced tops with 2 inches of green

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F. Spray pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Slice polenta, and place in food processor. Process polenta, and add water, cornstarch, flour, garlic and 1/2 cup soy Parmesan cheese. Blend until smooth. Spread polenta evenly on pizza pan.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove polenta from oven, and spread 2 cups sauce evenly over polenta crust.
  4. Top with sliced soy bacon, bell peppers, scallions and remaining 1/3 cup soy Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake 25 minutes more. Remove from oven, and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Serves 8.

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