Enjoy the taste and texture of this light version of a traditional dish. Polenta, olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, oregano, and basil are considered some of Italian cuisine’s healthiest ingredients.

Nate Appleman
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°. Lightly coat an 8- x 10-inch baking dish with olive oil. Slice polenta into 1/2-inch-thick slices; arrange slices in a single layer in baking dish. Heat a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat; add 1 tablespoon olive oil and crushed garlic clove to pan. Cook until the garlic is soft (2-3 minutes). Add crushed tomatoes, dried oregano, salt, and 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cook until thick (about 10 minutes). Spoon tomato sauce over polenta; sprinkle with fresh mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Bake until bubbly and golden (20-25 minutes). Garnish with chopped basil; serve.

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Nutrition Facts

245 calories; fat 11g; saturated fat 5g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 1g; protein 10g; carbohydrates 27g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 26mg; iron 2mg; sodium 688mg; calcium 71mg.