Crisp Polenta Croutons

Crisp Polenta Croutons


  • Half of a 16-ounce tube of basil- or herb-flavored polenta
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Your favorite escarole and bean soup or minestrone


Preheat the broiler to high. Cut the polenta into 1/2-inch slices. Place the slices on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Broil 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn the polenta slices over; sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon Parmesan. Broil 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly, and cut each slice into 4 wedges.

  • Yield: Serves 4

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 97
Fat per serving: 4g
Saturated fat per serving: 2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 6g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 10mg
Iron per serving: 0.0mg
Sodium per serving: 332mg

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