Fried Halloumi Recipe with Tomatillo Salsa

Best polenta recipes

Turn this storecupboard staple into nutritious meals and delicious bakes with our recipes, including vegetarian tarts, Mexican corn muffins and a blood orange loaf cake

Looking for polenta recipes? Want to make a polenta cake? Try our ideas below then check out more storecupboard recipes.


A type of cornmeal, polenta is a really versatile ingredient. It can be used to give fried food a crisp coating, served as a mashed potato-style side, baked in cakes or used as a pastry substitute.

Easy polenta recipes

Fried cheesy polenta chips with smoked chilli and lemon

These crispy, cheesy polenta chips with a smoked chilli dip make a great starter or side dish.

Fried cheesy polenta chips, smoked chilli and lemon

Blood orange polenta drizzle cake

Change up the classic lemon drizzle with juicy blood oranges. Our polenta cake is easy to make and the ideal sweet treat to accompany your morning coffee.

Orange Polenta Cake Recipe


Acclaimed New York chef Marcus Samuelsson shares his easy recipe for cornbread from Shoreditch’s Red Rooster, which makes great use of polenta.

Cornbread Recipe

Crispy polenta halloumi with tomatillo salsa

Check out this fried halloumi recipe with a crispy polenta crumb, served with a quick and juicy salsa.

Fried Halloumi Recipe with Tomatillo Salsa

Kale hush puppies with lemon aïoli

Hush puppies are little American savoury donuts in a polenta batter. Dip these crispy kale snacks into zingy lemon aioli for an easy party snack.

Kale Hush Puppies Recipe With Lemon Aïoli Recipe

Creamy courgette and polenta tart

Instant polenta makes a perfect pastry-less tart. Top with pan-fried courgettes and creamy mascarpone and serve with rocket.

Creamy courgette and polenta tart

Gorgonzola wedges make a quick, cheesy side, ready in under 20 minutes. These polenta wedges come served with madeira mushrooms and crème fraîche.

Gorgonzola-polenta wedges with madeira mushrooms