Why Crock Pot Polenta Casserole?
A few weeks ago I was at Trader Joe’s and spotted some Polenta. Forgive me for being clueless but well….I was clueless so I did what any normal person would do and bought some to try. Then I spotted this a-mazing looking recipe in a book and decided to adapt it to make it into a slow cooker version! As I’m now on a gluten-free, more Mediterranean diet I decided I’d try it out and I LOVED it. Sadly my Hubs did not think the same way (remember that awesome fussy guy I mentioned during my Slow Cooker Indian Curry recipe) Anyway, I’d encourage you to try it and let me know what you think. I ate the leftovers for lunch and will be making it again.
If you’re gluten free serve it with olives and a nice big salad or throw in some bread for your non gluten free family (pictured!) The great thing about it was it only took 2 hours in the crock pot. I liked that because we had soccer from 530-630 and would get in at 645 starving. So I set the crock pot on at 445 and by the time we got home 2 hours later dinner was done!
Polenta is quite bland and tasteless without dressing it up but it’s really good for you. A 120-gram package of Trader Joe’s polenta contains 70 calories, 0 grams of fat, 15 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of protein. Either served hot or cold, for breakfast, lunch or dinner, polenta is a filling treat that is also an excellent grain for people who can’t eat gluten or wheat.
So here’s the recipe for Gluten Free Crock Pot Polenta Casserole.
More Slow Cooker Recipes
Every Monday I come up with a slow cooker recipe. Check out the archives or see my Pinterest pins for more recipes! Bloggers, we’d love to see what your favorite recipes are so please come link up below!