Baked polenta chips with parmesan…crunchy outside and soft inside!

Baked polenta chips with parmesan…crunchy outside and soft inside!

By 21/11/2016

Polenta chips! Great for dipping into sauces or just to be enjoyed on their own as an appetizer and they are not fried.

I have added some grated parmesan and some nuts for a crunchier bite!

First you make polenta and this time I have used quick-cook polenta, add the parmesan, the chopped nuts and cut it into sticks.

Pop them in the oven for 25 minutes and enjoy these moreish crunchy "polenta fingers". I could not stop eating them.

Thanks to my sister Laura for the idea and for cooking the recipe. I only took the photos this time, how nice working as a team.

Have a good week everyone 🙂

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 30 minutes



In a saucepan bring the water to the boil with the salt. Add the cornflour and whisk all the time to avoid the formation of lumps. Cook the polenta for about 8 minutes or according to packet instructions.


Add the chopped nuts and the parmesan, mix well and pour it onto a sheet of parchment paper; level it well with a knife and let it cool down.

When the polenta has cooled down with a wet knife slice it into strips and then into squares.

Slicing polenta

Line them up on a baking tray on a sheet of parchment paper, sprinkle them with parmesan, drizzle them with olive oil then bake them in a hot oven at 200C or 390F for 25 minutes or until golden.


These are delicious served warm or cold.

Baked polenta chips with parmesan and almonds

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11 Responses to Baked polenta chips with parmesan…crunchy outside and soft inside!

  1. Choclette

    How lovely to get some help. Polenta chips are delicious. I’ve made them a few times now after having eaten them in a restaurant a few years ago. They are definitely better with parmesan 🙂

    • Alida

      They are so tasty and much better than fried crisps. I feel less guilty at eating these.

    • Alida

      I love these, I am going to make them again.

  2. La cucina di Molly

    Adoro la polenta, ottima questa versione al forno, da rifare! Un abbraccio!

  3. elisabetta

    These delicious baked polenta fingers are going to disappear fast, so if anyone’s planning on making them as Christmas appetisers you’d better make a big batch!

    • Alida

      Make and freeze always help to prepare for the big Christmas feast!

  4. Chiara

    la polenta fa parte del dna della nostra regione, che bella ricetta Alida, una versione sfiziosissma !

    • Alida

      Si polenta e ancora polenta, io la adoro!

  5. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    Isn’t it fantastic when your family helps out with the cooking and you get to enjoy the results? These polenta chips look delicious, especially with the addition of the parmesan and almonds.xx

    • Alida

      Yes these are so addictive!

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