Italian Polenta Bites & Gluten Free Biscuit Mix

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We love Italian food, but we don’t tend to do a lot of pasta dishes. My daughter is gluten intolerant so we avoid traditional pasta and she’s not that fond of the way gluten-free pasta tastes. Polenta is the perfect way to enjoy Italian food without having to deal with gluten.

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Italian Polenta Bites

Polenta is a paste or dough that is made from cornmeal. It’s typically boiled and then either fried or baked. While I do make homemade polenta on the weekends, when I’m looking for a quick meal during the week, I use the premade rolls of polenta you can find in the grocery store.  Using pre-made polenta, I can have this meal ready in about 15 minutes.

Yields 3

Italian Polenta Bites Gluten Free Biscuit Mix

10 minPrep Time

3 minCook Time

13 minTotal Time

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  • 1 roll of pre-made polenta
  • olive oil
  • 1 jar of CLASSICO spaghetti sauce
  • Fontina cheese
  • 1 cup of white rice flour
  • 1 cup of potato starch
  • 1/2 cup of corn starch
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 5 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp xantham gum
  • 2 tsp sea salt


  1. Slice the polenta into rounds.
  2. Lightly fry on each side.
  3. Place on a cookie sheet that is lined with parchment paper.
  4. Top with a spoonful of CLASSICO® spaghetti sauce.
  5. Top with grated Fontina cheese
  6. Broil or bake until the cheese melts.
  7. Serve with a tossed salad!
  8. Mix all the ingredients together well.
  9. Store in your clean, dry CLASSICO® Mason jar and seal with a reCAP BPA free pour cap.

I use this gluten free biscuit mix to make Italian Cheddar Biscuits by adding the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp Italian herbs

Mix well and drop by teaspoonfuls. Bake for 10-12 minutes in a preheated 450F oven depending on the size of the biscuits.

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  1. Melissa Pezza says
    That looks fantastic! I love the "biscuits" topped with the sauce and cheese. Yum!
  2. Amber Edwards says
    Those biscuits look absolutely amazing. And then top with the sauce and cheese, makes it heavenly!
  3. Alena Belleque says
    These recipes look delicious!! Especially those biscuits. Thanks for sharing!
  4. tammileetips says
    I have never heard of Polenta before it sounds delicious! I love that cap for the Mason jars, I am always reusing mine.
  5. I've never tried polenta, but this looks amazing and makes me wonder why I haven't tried it yet. It looks especially fantastic in your first recipe above.
  6. Those biscuits look wonderful!  I love the mixture of garlic and spices that are found in Italian dishes.
  7. Nancy Johnson Horn says
    Those ReCap jar tops are brilliant. I never thought of storing food that way, it is a shame to keep throwing them in the recycle bin when I could really use them. Unfortunately we have mice, so glass storage jars are better than other types of storage in our apartment. 

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