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Crisp Polenta Croutons

Yield Serves 4


  • Half of a 16-ounce tube of basil- or herb-flavored polenta
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Your favorite escarole and bean soup or minestrone

Nutrition Information

  • calories 97
  • fat 4 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 6 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 10 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 332 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the broiler to high. Cut the polenta into 1/2-inch slices. Place the slices on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Broil 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn the polenta slices over; sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon Parmesan. Broil 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly, and cut each slice into 4 wedges.