Last week I was really craving pizza so I did what any good food blogger would do, I placed all of the delicious components of pizza on top of polenta in little ramekins to form mini polenta pizzas!
While the texture isn’t the same as traditional pizza, the flavor sure is!
As I dug my fork into one of these little pizza delights, the pesto seeped into the creamy polenta, giving it amazing flavor, while the roasted tomatoes give it a burst of freshness, topped with creamy mozzarella and crispy bacon.
This dish is packed with so many amazing flavors, it was reallyhard to put my fork down!
Mini Polenta Pizza Ingredients
2 cups cherry tomatoes
4 cloves garlic
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
¼ tsp black pepper
2 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
4 slices bacon
18 oz prepared polenta
¼ cup sun dried tomato pesto
1 cup mozzarella cheese
¼ cup sun dried tomatoes
Mini Polenta Pizza Instructions
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the tomatoes and garlic on a baking sheet covered with foil. Drizzle with the olive oil and vinegar, then top with the black pepper and fresh basil.
Place into the oven for 25 minutes.
While the tomatoes are roasting, cook the bacon until crispy.
Place the polenta in the bottom of 6 soufflé ramekins.
Top with the pesto.
Then the roasted tomatoes and garlic.
Add the mozzarella cheese.
Top with the crispy bacon.
Place into the 400° oven for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Top with the sun dried tomatoes and garnish with additional basil.
Sometimes a random craving will lead to a beautiful new discovery. This dish is definitely one delightful discovery!
I ate two of these for dinner, but one would be great as a starter or hors d’oeuvre at a dinner party!
The presentation is beautiful and they look as if they’re “high maintenance pies” but really they’re very quick and easy to prepare!
Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Rolls have a light, flakey crust filled with spicy buffalo chicken and cool blue cheese crumbles. Serve these as a fun and delicious party app or main dish!
After preparing loads of delicious recipes containing buffalo sauce for my friends graduation party this weekend, I caught the “Buffalo Sauce Bug” and decided to come up with a totally new recipe featuring the delicious sauce!
I had a roll of phyllo dough in the fridge, so I decided to wrap the buffalo chicken in the flakey, delicious exterior, then pack the inside with some my favorite buffalo sauce accouterments like blue cheese and carrots!
The result was a flavorful roll packed with spiciness, creaminess and crunch, wrapped in a light, flakey crust!
Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Rolls Ingredients
20 sheets phyllo dough
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups cooked shredded chicken
1/2 cup buffalo sauce
1/2 cup carrots (shredded)
1/2 cup pepperoncinis (sliced)
1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
1/4 cup blue cheese dressing (optional – for dipping)
Buffalo Chicken Phyllo Rolls Instructions
Divide the phyllo dough into two stacks of 10 sheets, brush each sheet of phyllo dough lightly with the olive oil.
Combine the buffalo sauce with the shredded chicken, then place the chicken evenly apart in three small sections in the middle of both stacks of phyllo dough.
Top with the carrots, pepperoncinis and blue cheese crumbles.
Slice the phyllo dough in between each section.
Begin by folding the short sides of the phyllo dough over the filling.
Fold the other two sides over the middle and flip over, then brush the top of the roll with olive oil. Repeat until all 6 are complete.
Place in the oven at 400° for 15 minutes.
Crispy, golden perfection!
Slice in half and serve with blue cheese dressing on the side.
While I enjoyed these for dinner tonight with my roomie, I will definitely double the recipe, cut them in half and serve them as hors d’oeuvres at my next party!