Easy Italian Polenta

by | May 8, 2018

This quick, tasty entrée is easy enough that even the most kitchen-challenged of teens should be able to make this on their own! I love making this easy vegan Italian polenta when I have guests coming over, or just want a tasty, filling meal without all the hard work of creating an elaborate dish.


  • Pre-cooked Italian polenta (the kind that comes in a tube and can easily be sliced)
  • Vegan marinara sauce of your choice

Optional: meatless crumbles or crumbled tempeh*



  1. Slice the polenta into ¼-inch thick rounds. Pan-fry over medium-high heat in a little olive oil until golden-browned on both sides (flipping mid-way). This will likely take about five minutes per side.
  2. Reheat the marinara sauce. If desired, add the meatless crumbles or crumbled tempeh* and stir to combine, heating well enough that the crumbles are warmed through.
  3. Serve the polenta slices on top of the sauce.


*NOTE: If you’re using the tempeh, you’ll want to flavor it a bit before adding to the sauce. To do so, add the crumbled tempeh to a pan (over medium-high heat) with a little olive oil. Sprinkle with tamari (or soy sauce) and stir-fry for about five minutes, stirring very often, until nicely browned.

And there you have it! A super simple, quick and easy vegan Italian polenta recipe that is sure to wow everyone and leave only empty plates.


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