Polenta Pizza with mushrooms, gluten free and delicious

Polenta Pizza with mushrooms, gluten free and delicious

By 02/03/2015

When I want something that tastes like home then it has to be polenta.

Growing up in Friuli, North Eastern Italy, corn fields were everywhere and polenta was cheaper than bread. That meant that I had polenta with milk and honey for breakfast, chargrilled polenta with fish or meat for dinner and sometimes during winter time I would have "Zuf"  a hearty pumpkin-polenta porridge barely known these days, a very filling and nutritious meal for country folks.

Childhood food seems to stay with you for life, it is just impregnated in your genes.

If you put polenta and pizza together then you have a magic combo: a rustic, warming and filling meal suitable if you are intolerant to gluten too. Make your polenta, spread it on your baking tray and put your favorite topping like you would for a normal pizza. Pop it in the oven and then smell and taste the amazing dish you have just created.

I can only say that it disappeared very quickly!

  • Prep Time : 45 minutes
  • Cook Time : 1h 30 min



Prepare the polenta: bring the water to the boil then add slowly the cornmeal stirring all the time. Add salt to taste and cook over a low heat for about 40 minutes (follow packet instructions). Keep stirring from time to time.
Once ready pour your polenta on a baking tray lined with parchment paper; spread it well over the bottom and up the sides of the pan.

Polenta Pizza Recipe

Prepare the topping: chop the onion finely and stir fry it in a pan with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add the tomatoes, chopped basil leaves or oregano. Season with salt.

tomato sauce

In another pan stir fry the garlic clove with a tbsp of olive oil then add the sliced mushrooms, a pinch of salt and pepper and cook for 8-10 minutes until soft.

cooking mushrooms

Pour the tomato sauce over the polenta and spread it well, cut the mozzarella into small chunks and put it over the tomato sauce then add the mushrooms.

Polenta Pizza Recipe

Drizzle with oil and cook it in the oven at 190C or 370F for 25 minutes until the polenta looks crisp around the edges. When it is cooked scatter a few rocket leaves on your pizza.

Polenta Pizza Recipe

Polenta Pizza Recipe

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12 Responses to Polenta Pizza with mushrooms, gluten free and delicious

  1. la cucina di Molly

    Buonissima la polenta! Mi piace molto l’idea di prepararla in versione pizza, bravissima! Un abbraccio!

  2. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    Your Polenta Pizza and Mushrooms looks so tasty and a comfort food for sure. I love fresh mushrooms on a pizza. I really enjoy polenta, my mom never made it when we were young. She never had it when she was young, so that is why we never had it. We did have oatmeal for breakfast in the morning. I acquired a taste for it much later in my life (when I was older) But I can understand what you mean by foods that bring back memories and makes you feel like you are back home again. Great job, someday I will have to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing…Have a good week ahead…
    Dottie 🙂

    • Alida

      Thank you Dottie!

  3. gloria

    Alida ! This polenta pizza look stunning!!
    un abbraccio!

  4. JayanthiSindhiya

    This is definitely a gluten free pizza,going to try these,beautiful clicks

  5. Luca

    What an excellent idea for a gluten-free pizza and an amazing excuse to eat more polenta. Yum!

  6. Lucy @SupergoldenBakes

    I have wanted to find a recipe for polenta pizza – and this looks delicious. On my must-make list! Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare

  7. Rosalind Waugh

    Can the polenta pizza be eaten cold, or is it best hot?

    • Alida

      Hello, hot is best for this dish.

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