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Baked Polenta Fries

Baked Polenta Fries

Prep: 35 min
Cook: 25 min
Total: 1 hr
Servings: 4

These amazing corn (polenta) fries are seasoned with fresh herbs, butter, and mozzarella, then baked to perfection. Super decadent, flavorful, and easy to make!

Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients & Directions

Recipe Ingredients


Yield: Polenta Fries (4 Servings)
Needed Kitchenware: Sauce pan, 9x13" baking dish, baking sheet
  • 3¼ cups water
  • 1 cup ground yellow cornmeal (polenta)
  • 1 tsp sage, ground
  • 1 tsp rosemary, ground
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ cup vegan mozzarella
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • olive oil for coating (optional, can also use spray)
Recipe Directions


  • Add to a saucepan over medium heat the water, polenta, sage, rosemary, and salt. Whisk together to mix and continue whisking until the mixture thickens.
  • When it gets too thick to whisk, lower the heat a bit and continue mixing with a spatula or spoon.
  • When it's very thick, add the mozzarella and butter. Mix to melt and thoroughly combine into the thickened polenta.
  • Remove from the stove. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish by coating the bottom in a thin layer of olive oil. Pour the mixture into the dish and flatten the mixture out so that it is level and even to the edges of the baking dish. Place it into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Flip the pan over a flat, clean cutting board or surface to release the polenta. Cut the hard polenta in the middle lengthwise. Now cut the polenta into columns, these are the shape of your fries - make them about ¾ of an inch wide.
  • Prepare a large baking sheet by using olive oil on the surface evenly. Place all the fries on the surface evenly. Coat the fries in a layer of olive oil using a kitchen brush.
  • Place into the oven and broil for about 15 minutes. Stay close by to watch the fries, you want to have some browning on the fries but not to burn. Remove when done and serve immediately with your favorite dip, enjoy!
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Recipe nutrition

Nutritional Information

Yield: 32 Polenta Fries
Servings: 4
Information per serving:
Energy: 378.8 kcal
Carbohydrate: 24.2 g
Protein: 3 g
Fiber: 2.8 g
Sugar: 0.3 g
Fat: 30.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 20 g
Polyunsatured Fat: 5.1 g
Omega-3: 0.7 g
Omega-6: 3.3 g
Saturated Fat: 4.8 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Choline: 8 mg 2% DV
Folate: 10.7 µg 3% DV
A: 4.2 IU 1% DV
B1: 0.1 mg 11% DV
B2: 0.1 mg 6% DV
B3: 1.1 mg 8% DV
B5: 0.1 mg 3% DV
B6: 0.1 mg 8% DV
B12: 0 mg 0% DV
C: 0.3 mg 0% DV
D: 0 IU 0% DV
E: 4.4 mg 29% DV
K: 18.2 µg 20% DV
Calcium: 28.5 mg 3% DV
Copper: 0.1 mg 8% DV
Iron: 1.4 mg 8% DV
Magnesium: 42.1 mg 13% DV
Manganese: 0.2 mg 10% DV
Phosphorus: 80.4 mg 11% DV
Potassium: 103.4 mg 2% DV
Selenium: 4.9 µg 9% DV
Sodium: 565.7 mg 38% DV
Zinc: 0.6 mg 8% DV

Please note nutritional information varies dependent on agricultural conditions, consistency in manufacturing processes, and honesty in reporting. We cannot accurately report on the amount of harmful chemicals or beneficial plant constituents that might be present in these ingredients. We cannot report on the content of material added during the cooking process. We cannot guarantee if the vitamins present are natural or synthetic. We make no guarantees to the accuracy of this information and continue to suggest purchasing organic, high-quality, fresh ingredients from local, trusted sources. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet and values come regulated from the FDA. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your needs.

Tips, Suggestions, Photos, & More Information

vegan polenta fries on plate served with condiments

What is Polenta?

Polenta is an Italian word to describe a coarse cornmeal made from yellow corn that is cooked and served a variety of ways, including baked, grilled, fried, seared, boiled, and more. Many cultures have the same cornmeal and call it, as well as the dishes they create, by a different name.

What Do Polenta Fries Taste Like?


Seriously good eats. It's like the best of french fries but with more flavor, like 10x more. If you like french fries, polenta, corn, or anything fried, you would definitely love this!

I recommend having them with the same condiments you would use for french fries. Some ideas include ketchup, ranch dressing dip, mustard, Cholula hot sauce, or a green goddess dip.

The best part about this recipe compared to others is that they aren't fried, but baked instead. While it still uses oil, it uses a LOT less oil then frying. You can also use an air fryer instead of your oven if you'd like.

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