Gluten free, Polenta Lasagna

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My fiancé and I first discovered polenta at a Trader Joes cooking demo. We just started eating gluten free at the time, so this discovery gave us some great options for foods we once loved . . . Like lasagna, shall we say?!?  From then on, we were hooked!   There's only about 70 calories per serving of polenta, so you won't be left with that over-full feeling.

This is a once a week dish for our house, so give it a shot!  You won't be disappointed!

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Layer 1:  Sliced polenta

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POLENTA LASAGNA (makes 4)

TOTAL TIME: 30 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tube of polenta (we love the polenta from Trader Joes).
  • 2 cups of chopped veggies (we like peppers, carrots, asparagus, etc).
  • 2 cups marinara sauce (we like vodka sauce from Trader Joes or my homemade veggie pasta sauce).
  • 2 cups parmesan cheese (can mix with mozzarella or vegan cheese of choice).
  • *optional topping of fresh basil and heirloom tomatoes.

INSTRUCTIONS:

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    2. Sauté veggies.
    3. Layer ingredients in the following order:
    • Layer 1 - Cover the bottom of baking pan with sliced polenta
    • Layer 2 - Half of the sauce
    • Layer 3 - Veggies
    • Layer 4 - Half of the cheese
    • Layer 5 -Sliced polenta
    • Layer 6- The rest of sauce
    • Layer 7 - The rest of cheese

    Bake in oven at 400 for 20-25 min. 

    *Optional: Garnish with fresh basil.

    *Optional: Top with fresh heirloom tomatoes.

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