Polenta Pizza

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If you told me I could only have one food for the rest of my life, I am pretty sure it would be pizza.  I think I am far from alone on this too.  Even though I try to avoid dairy, pizza is something I indulge in here and there.  It’s about balance right?

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I’m actually not opposed to vegan pizza, sans the fake cheese.  The soy cheese imposter food is something that really ruins a pizza.  I’m totally not a pizza snob either.  Thin crust, deep dish, crispy, doughy; I’ll even take pizza-like foods…flatbread, pizza hummus.  I don’t discriminate.

I like trying out new ways to make pizza or pizza like foods, yet this is my first time attempting a polenta pizza.  Even though it is a little time-consuming, (polenta setting, then baking) it is so easy.  The hardest part is deciding on toppings!

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Polenta Pizza

Polenta Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup dry organic* polenta
  • 2 cups veggie broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • toppings of choice

Instructions

  1. Heat broth, water and spices on high in medium pan. When boiling, whisk in polenta for about 30 seconds, until thick.
  2. Pour into 2 9 inch pie tins (oiled or lined with parchment paper). Place in refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes. After chilled, bake at 450 for 25 minutes. Remove and let cool for a few minutes.
  3. Lightly dust baking sheet with cornmeal. Remove crust from tin and place on baking sheet. Add toppings of choice. I layered one with pesto, tomatoes, and mushrooms. I layered the other with pesto, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts. I topped both with fresh herbs, and crushed red pepper after baking.
  4. Bake for another 7-10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
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If you could only have one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Comments

  1. says

    Ooooh I like this idea! I’ve done tortilla wrap pizzas before, and pitta pizzas…but never thought of polenta.
    Whats that black sauce on the base?
    x x

    • Vibrant Bean says

      Ha! It’s actually not black, it just photographed that way. It’s pesto sauce. Not sure why it came out so dark :-/

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