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Mushroom Polenta Bites Recipe

You won't be able to keep your hands off these savory cheesy mushroom polenta bites! Serve before a simple Italian pasta and salad dinner or as an impressive party appetizer.

By World Market Editorial |

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 30 min.

Total Time: 45 min.

Servings: 4-6


1 pre-cooked roll of polenta or 1.5 lbs of prepared polenta, sliced into 1/2 in. rounds

2 containers of World Market® Bistro Dried Mushroom Blend

1/4 cup grated Gruyère or fontina cheese

1/4 cup dry white wine

1 tbsp EVOO, more for brushing

1/8 cup butter

1 garlic clove, minced

1/4 tsp Sabatino Tartufi Truffle Zest

3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

salt and pepper to taste


1. Rehydrate the mushrooms by soaking them in a bowl of water for about 20 min. Drain and set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 425°F.

3. Cut roll of polenta into 1/2 in rounds.

4. Brush both sides of polenta rounds lightly with olive oil and bake until they start to brown, about 20 min.

5. Meanwhile, heat a medium pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil and 1/8 cup of butter.

6. Sauté mushrooms until juices evaporate, 10-12 minutes.

7. Add minced garlic, salt and pepper, white wine, and chopped parsley.

8. Sauté until most of the white wine is evaporated.

9. Stir in 1/4 tsp Sabatino Tartufi Truffle Zest.

10. To assemble, top the polenta rounds with a small amount of the mushroom mixture and cheese.

11. Place back into the oven for about 5 min until cheese is melted.

12. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately.

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