Grilled Polenta with Fontina

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This easy side dish (takes about 8 minutes to prepare) begins with slices of precooked polenta from the supermarket. We add melted cheese and diced tomatoes for a tasty topping.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 6


2 ripe medium tomatoes, diced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 package (24 ounces) precooked polenta, cut into 12 slices
3 tablespoons Tsitalia® extra virgin olive oil *
4 ounces Fontina cheese, shredded (about ¾ cup) *


I a small bowl combine tomatoes, parsley, salt and pepper; set aside. Brush both sides of polenta slices with olive oil. Place polenta on grill over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes or until underside is golden. Turn slices over and top with Fontina cheese. Cook polenta for about 5 minutes longer or until cheese melts. Transfer polenta slices to platter and top with tomato mixture, the remaining olive oil and serve.


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