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Easy Gluten Free Polenta Pizzas
One Can Have Comfort Food and Eat it Too!
Pizza is one of the most popular comfort food choices in American society. People seek fatty, greasy, carbohydrate ridden foods in times of stress and turn to these foods for comfort. The grease coats the stomach and the fat and carbohydrates hugs the tongue making one feel better almost immediately when they are feeling blue. When one either decides to or is forced to eat a gluten free diet, most comfort foods are almost impossible to make that taste just as good as the original wheat filled recipes. Gluten free pizza doughs are difficult to manipulate and are extremely sticky, this cause frustration for anyone who is desiring comfort right away. Now, one does not have to fret because I have discovered an extremely easy way to make gluten free pizza that tastes just as comforting as the unhealthy, fat, and grease ridden pizza. Polenta is a gluten free product and has a bland taste on its own (similar to a bread crust) and can be topped with sauce and cheese to give it a wave of flavor that is extremely satisfying to all of those pizza cravings.
What is Polenta?
Polenta is a coarsely ground cornmeal that is made into a paste or a dough used in Italian cooking. Since it is made with cornmeal it is a naturally gluten free food that can be manipulated into any form and consumed. Polenta can be made into a porridge or it can be grilled or fried. Polenta is a fantastic substitute to be used in place of noodles and breads in many Italian recipes.
- 1 tube Polenta, (garlic and herb)
- Pizza Sauce
- Low fat Mozzarella Cheese, (shredded)
- Parmesan Cheese
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut the polenta into about 1/4 inch thick rounds.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray a tad of cooking spray onto the sheet.
- Arrange the polenta onto the sheet.
- bake just the polenta in the oven for about 40 minutes. 20 minutes on one side, flip and for another 20 minutes on the other side.
- Top the baked polenta rounds with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and parmesan cheese.
- Bake for another 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and browned on the top.
- Eat and enjoy!
Polenta Nutritional Facts
|Serving size: 1 slice (50g)|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 0 g|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 10 g||3%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 1 g||2%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 50 mg||2%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
The nutritional information provided is for 1 slice of polenta only. These nutritional facts will change once sauce and cheese is added.
This Recipe is Kid Approved!
I personally made this recipe for my boyfriend who is gluten intolerant. I believed that my toddler would want nothing to do with these little pizzas since she is not very fond of real pizza, but I was mistaken. My toddler saw me eating on of these bites, and she looked at me with bright blue and begging eyes, I cut one into quarters for her, and again I thought she would take one bite and not touch the rest, again, I was mistaken. She inhaled the first, brought me her plate and pointed inside her mouth (this is what she does when she want more), so I cut her up another one, and she inhaled it as quickly as the first and end up eating more than we could. My toddler eats these, but does not eat pizza made with bread dough, so in my eyes that is a win for this recipe!