Monday, January 9, 2012

Ratatouille Pizza Polenta Bake

I was skeptical about how this would turn out.  Would it just seem like a huge pile of vegetables?  Would it seem more like a side dish?  Would the polenta be weird on the bottom?  I just wasn't sure how it could come together.

My oh my was I pleased with the result! 

At first it reminded me of a veggie lasagna.  Then the next day, the leftovers reminded me of pizza.  Yea, definately pizza. Only a fork and knife kind of pizza, not the kind you pick up.

I wouldn't go so far as to say it's a gluten free pizza but it certainly is close. 

Ratatouille Polenta Bake

1 large onion, chopped
1 large bell pepper, chopped
1 small eggplant, diced
1 zucchini, diced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
1 tube (16 oz) polenta (I used plain but any flavor would be fine)
2 oz. shredded Swiss (or parmesan)
4 oz. Asiago cheese (or mozzarella)

Spray nonstick pan with cooking spray.  Cook onion and pepper in pan for about 3 minutes,  Stir in eggplant, zucchini, salt and pepper.  Cook 3 - 4 minutes until veggies are tender.  Stir in tomatoes and Italian seasoning.  Cook for 3 minutes. 

Cut polenta into circles and line the bottom of a 9 x 13 in. baking dish, sprayed with cooking spray.  Overlap if necessary. Sprinkle swiss or parmesan cheese over polenta. Top with vegetable mixture.  Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese and bake in oven for about 30 minutes at 375 degrees.

Total calories = 1200 calories
8 servings = 150 calories

This is linked with:
$5 Dinner Challenge at $5 Dinners
My Meatless Mondays at My Sweet and Savory
Your Recipe, My Kitchen at Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
Just Another Meatless Monday at Hey's What's for Dinner, Mom?
Made By You Monday at Skip To My Lou
Ultimate Recipe Swap at Life as Mom

Calories calculated from Some numbers are approximate and rounded.


  1. I would totally call this a pizza if I were you! I mean...I'd actually rather eat this than pizza. LOVE polenta and all these veggies!

  2. Did you slice the polenta and cover the bottom of the pan then cover it with the vegetables? Was it then baked to warm the polenta?

  3. I think you are a spy in my house. How do you always know what we will like.

    Thanks for linking this to My Meatless Mondays.

  4. Really want to try this recipe; I have been looking at hose tubes of polenta and wondering what I can make with this Debbi; a healthy polenta pie.

  5. Looks like pizza to me! This sounds delicious and a great way to sneak in a lot of veggies.

  6. How creative!! Who wouldn't love a mess of veggies that taste like pizza? Healthy and delish. I've never purchased polenta before, but since it's naturally gluten-free I've always wanted to try it. Just never knew what to do with it!

  7. Made this last night. It was SO easy and was SO delicious! Hubby said it's a definite keeper! The only thing I did differently was to add a little seasoning (adobo) on top of the polenta before I added the veggies.