Friday, March 16, 2012

Mini Polenta Lasagnas

It's been busy and exciting times over here at Kale With Love. Lots of cool specialties coming down the pipe! We can start here with Mini Polenta Lasagnas. These are too easy not to make, and too tasty not to eat. And if you have not heard of polenta before, consider this your introduction... full of nutrition and LOVE just for you :)

Serves 6-8
  • 1/2 tube basil garlic polenta; Whole Foods and Trader Joe's sell pre-made polenta tubes. SO CONVENIENT.
  • 1 cup marinara sauce; as you may know, my absolute favorite is Rao's Marinara.
  • 1 green zucchini, washed
  • 1 yellow zucchini, washed
  • Optional: 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Slice polenta into thin rounds, (about 1 centimeter thick.)
  3. Slice green and yellow zucchini widthwise into skinny slices.
  4. Layer each polenta round with 1-2 green slices and 1-2 yellow slices.
  5. Optional: Top with basil leaves.
  6. Distribute a spoon of marinara sauce on top of each stack; continue distributing until no sauce is left.
  7. Place each "lasagna" on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. 
  8. Cook under broiler for additional 2 minutes, and then sprinkle with fresh black ground pepper.
  9. Serve sizzling hot, possibly with a side of kale. Thoughts??


  1. I love polenta! I do so man things w/ polenta will have to start posting all of my recipes. I love all your recipes!

  2. Oh I love polenta and always forget about it! These look fantastic. Will definitely be making some soon.

  3. So happy my friend sent me your link! I am always on the look out for great Vegan blogs! loving the recipes so far!!

  4. make it all the time, i love it and so do my non-vegan friends and fam!!

  5. this was a hit tonight with my husband and I!
    I didn't have yellow squash, but had a large portabella mushroom so i added that. My polenta was not seasoned, as Trader Joe's was out, so i grilled some onions with basil, olive oil, and balsamic on the stove top and added them to the tops.
    thank you

  6. Such a great snack idea too.