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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 252kcal


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In a deep skillet, saute ground beef, onion, and zucchini until beef is brown and vegetables are tender. Drain and return to pan.
  • Stir in undrained tomatoes and tomato paste. Cook on low for 10 minutes.
  • 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.


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 12.9mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 2.4mg