Sunday, October 13, 2013

Polenta with Sauteed Onions and Gorgonzola

I picked up some polenta at Trader Joe's for the first time, my thought being, Hey here's a vegetarian sausage-looking thing that I think I saw a recipe for putting with gorgonzola cheese one time.  Let's get it.  We had a bit of gorgonzola in the fridge, and boy am I glad I went down that aisle that day.

Delicious.  Seriously simple and amazing.  Matt loved it, and we ate it all that night.  There are so many possibilities for the flavorings and other vegetables you can incorporate.  Try it and let me know what you experiment with!


-1 package of polenta
-1 sweet pepper (bell pepper or other) - I had found a lovely one at the farmers' market
-2-3 oz. gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
-1 tomato
-1 yellow onion, sliced
-1 tbsp vegetable oil (for cooking the onion)
-garlic powder
-crushed red pepper
-salt and pepper to taste


-Slice the polenta into rounds about 1/4 inch wide and layer in the bottom of a baking dish.

-Slice/chop the sweet pepper and sprinkle on top of the polenta

-Heat the vegetable oil in a pan on medium heat, and cook the sliced onion until it is translucent.  You can also caramelize it if you want (Yum).

-When the onions are cooked to you liking, pour them over the polenta and pepper.

-Sprinkle the crushed red pepper, garlic powder, salt, and pepper on top of the onions.  I put only a tiny pinch of salt, because the cheese had so much already and the polenta was also slightly salted.

-Sprinkle the gorgonzola on top of everything

-Slice the tomato and place on top of the cheese. (The picture below looks a little lop-sided because I wanted more veggies and less cheese on my half).

-Bake in the oven at 250ยบ for 20-30 minutes, until the cheese melts thoroughly and maybe browns a bit.

-Eat up!