Polenta Casserole

This Polenta Casserole is an easy family dinner! Polenta topped with homemade meat sauce and cheese - my kids loved this recipe!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 252 kcal
Author Kelly Miller


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Montreal Steak seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 zucchini diced
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes
  • 6 oz tomato paste


  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a rolling boil. Stir in cornmeal and salt and reduce heat to low. Continue to simmer, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes - it will thicken considerably.

  2. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup cheese and Montreal Steak seasoning. Spread into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.

  3. In a deep skillet, saute ground beef, onion, and zucchini until beef is brown and vegetables are tender. Drain and return to pan.

  4. Stir in undrained tomatoes and tomato paste. Cook on low for 10 minutes.

  5. Spread over polenta layer in baking dish. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and bake an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Polenta Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 460mg20%
Potassium 487mg14%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 515IU10%
Vitamin C 12.9mg16%
Calcium 175mg18%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.