Grandma’s scrumptious POLENTA bake


Grandma’s scrumptious POLENTA bake

Indulge in this mega 10 VEG polenta bake

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Grandma's scrumptious POLENTA bake Yum
Scrumptious polenta bake with leeks, Red Sauce and White Sauce
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 120 g Polenta pre cooked is quicker, 4 minutes cooking time
  • 600 ml Water 1 measure of polenta to 5 measures of water
  • 1 tsp turmeric add directly to the water + optional 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 2 large leeks washed and thinly sliced
  • 1 packet veg-it-up red sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin added directly into the packet of red sauce
  • 1 handful herbs 1tsp of dried thyme and/or rosemary/basil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 packet Veg-it-up white sauce place the other half in a bag and freeze for later
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin added into the pouch with half the white sauce
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 120 g Polenta pre cooked is quicker, 4 minutes cooking time
  • 600 ml Water 1 measure of polenta to 5 measures of water
  • 1 tsp turmeric add directly to the water + optional 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 2 large leeks washed and thinly sliced
  • 1 packet veg-it-up red sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin added directly into the packet of red sauce
  • 1 handful herbs 1tsp of dried thyme and/or rosemary/basil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 packet Veg-it-up white sauce place the other half in a bag and freeze for later
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin added into the pouch with half the white sauce
Instructions
  1. Bring the water to boil, add the tsp of turmeric and/or optional stock cube/salt/pepper, sprinkle in the polenta and stir vigorously over a medium heat for 10 minutes unless pre steamed.
  2. Smear the inside of an oven proof dish with a few drops of oil to stop the polenta sticking, then spread it on the bottom of the dish.
  3. Fry the leeks in a few drops of oil for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the Red Sauce, cumin, herbs and garlic, heat for 3 minutes. (Add half a tin of tomatoes here or the cup of water, see notes below).
  5. Put half of this mixture over the polenta base.
  6. Stir in 1/2 tsp of cumin into the pouch that has half the White Sauce in. Then layer half of this mixture directly from the packet over the top.
  7. Add another layer of red sauce mix.
  8. Add 2nd layer of White Sauce.
  9. Bake in the oven 180°C, Gas 4 for 30 minutes until bubbling and golden.
Recipe Notes

For a larger family you can always add a tin of chopped tomatoes to the Red Sauce or water.

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