Polenta comes in many shapes, forms, and textures. These polenta bites are one of our favorites! A crunchy exterior with a creamy interior. A bite of heaven you might say? These polenta bites will be your next go to appetizer when hosting a party or get together. Crumble your favorite cheese on top, drizzle with honey, and garnish with a green. We like to keep these polenta bites simple, but have fun with the garnishes and top to your desire. Give this appetizer a try with our Orange Aperol Margarita.

polenta bites

how to make polenta bites


  • 1 C yellow corn polenta
  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • 2 C broth, vegetable
  • 1 t salt
  • honey, to drizzle
  • cheese of choice, for garnish
  • microgreens or sprouts, for garnish
ingredients for polenta bites


Prepare the polenta according to packaged instructions. Polenta instructions for our recipe: Bring the broth and cream to a boil in a medium pot. Whisk in the polenta and salt, and reduce heat to low. Cook slowly and stir occasionally until the polenta has absorbed the liquids. Take the pot off of the heat and allow to cool for up to five minutes.

Pour the polenta onto a lined baking sheet, smoothing out with a spatula. Place in the fridge for up to two hours. Once removed from the fridge, cut into one inch bite size squares.

Line a second baking sheet and broil the polenta squares on high until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool before garnishing.

Arrange the polenta bites onto a preferred serving platter. Then garnish with crumbled cheese, a drizzle of honey, and top with a green. Buon Appetito!

polenta bites

notes for polenta bites

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Polenta is a cornmeal that can be cooked with broth for a creamy consistency. There are many brands that sell cornmeal. But our favorite is Colavita Polenta. Premium quality, product of Italy, and gluten free. Need we say more?

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Hi there, 
We are Elise and Evan and we're so glad you are here! Cheffing up tasty bites and sips is our love language and we are very happy to share these recipes with you. We both have valuable restaurant experience and have learned a thing or two about making tasty bites and sips. Through Carnelian Cooks we are sharing all of our tips and tricks! Please provide a comment or feedback below on any recipes that you give a try. 

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