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Ham And Cheese Polenta Bake Recipe - From Val's Kitchen

I try to keep some polenta in the house because it’s gluten-free. I was baking recently decided to try making a polenta bake for my son. This one uses sliced ham and cheese from the deli. It’s super easy to make. An fyi, the cooked polenta in this dish is on the soft side. If you prefer your polenta a tad bit more firm, fry the slices for 3-4 minutes before placing into the baking dish. Here’s how you make it.

Ham And Cheese Polenta Bake


  • 1x 24 oz roll traditional polenta
  • 8 slices ham
  • 4-6 oz shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • Italian seasoning


Preheat oven to 375 f.

Slice polenta roll into 16 slices, which should be approximately 1/2 inch thick.

Spray baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Place the polenta slices in the baking dish.

Fold each slice of ham in half, then cut that in half.

Place the halves on top of the polenta slices.

Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of each slice.

Sprinkle Italian seasoning as liberally (or not) as you like.

Bake for 16-18 minutes.

Serve immediately with salt and pepper to taste.

Ham And Cheese Polenta Bake Recipe - From Val's Kitchen

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Robin (Masshole Mommy) February 24, 2016 - 6:50 am

I have never had polenta before. I think it’s a southern thing because it’s not something we really make here in the northeast 🙂

Michele February 24, 2016 - 6:54 am

I did have polenta once or twice in a restaurant but was not crazy about it. Maybe if I make it myself it will taste better. This does sound like the toppings would make it taste a whole lot better. Now to find polenta in the store!

Amer February 24, 2016 - 12:29 pm

I love how easy this is to make.. it looks soo good too. that melted cheese melts my heart. YUM!

Lady Lilith February 24, 2016 - 5:06 pm

Looks like a great dish. I bet the cheese gives it a nice flavor.

tiaras and tantrums February 24, 2016 - 6:44 pm

I have never tried to make polenta – I think it seems so hard to make. But perhaps it is not as hard to make as i think it is? I will have to try this out as I am having huge issue with gluten lately

Chelley @ A is For Adelaide February 24, 2016 - 10:49 pm

All these polenta recipes you have?! You’ve been holding out on me, Val! So delicious! Breakfast is gonna rock this weekend!

patricia Marsden February 25, 2016 - 11:04 am

Any optional meat to already salty ham slices?

Ickle Pickle February 26, 2016 - 2:53 pm

This looks absolutely delicious – I have never tried polenta, but it looks good with ham and cheese (my favourites) Kaz


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