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polenta croutons

Polenta Croutons

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Salad Topping
  • Diet: Vegetarian


These crispy baked polenta croutons are a delicious topping to add to your favorite soup or salad! With just a few simple ingredients, these delicious croutons can be made in minutes!


  • 1 (18oz) tube polenta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Slice the tube of polenta into quarters, length-wise. Then slice the quartered logs into 1/2″ pieces.
  4. Place the chopped polenta into a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil, garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.

  5. Spread the polenta onto the baking sheet. Be sure the polenta is in a single layer.

  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, turning once halfway through baking. Bake until golden brown and crispy.

Keywords: polenta croutons