Creamy Basil Polenta with Roasted Tomatoes, a great way to use up the garden tomatoes and basil! Plus, enter to win a fun giveaway!
There is nothing better than fresh garden tomatoes and basil, especially when you put them together. They are a match made in heaven. Our garden is producing tomatoes and basil like crazy so I am I trying to use them in every way I can. My new favorite way to enjoy our garden tomatoes and basil is in this Creamy Basil Polenta with Roasted Tomatoes recipe.
For our third Kitchen Conversations, it’s all about simple back-to-school meals, and this recipe definitely fits the bill. While Caleb may not be heading to school this fall, I know it’s a struggle for any family to get dinner on the table during the busy weeknights. With this recipe, we had dinner on the table in under 30 minutes and it sure was tasty! Creamy Basil Polenta with Roasted Tomatoes is going to be a regular meal at our house. Plus, it’s a great way to use up the end of the summer tomatoes and basil!
This recipe is as simple as can be. I’m always looking for quick easy and weeknight recipes, and this is one of them! You only need a few ingredients to make this tasty meal: polenta, Land O Lakes® Butter, Parmesan cheese, milk, basil, grape tomatoes, garlic and a little olive oil.
We used instant polenta to keep the recipe quick and easy. When dinner time rolls around, we are always looking for simple recipes that we can get on the table in a hurry. We added a Half Stick of Land O Lakes butter to add creaminess to the polenta. One half stick was the perfect amount!
We also added milk, parmesan cheese, and freshly chopped basil to the polenta.
We roasted grape tomatoes with garlic and olive oil in the oven. They only took 20 minutes to roast and made our house smell amazing!
We spooned the polenta into bowls and added the roasted tomatoes. We sprinkled on a little extra parmesan cheese for presentation and for extra cheesiness!
When I went to Chicago with Land O Lakes, we had a Kitchen Conversation about simple back to school meals at BlogHer and this recipe definitely fits the bill. We had dinner on the table in under 30 minutes and it sure was tasty! Creamy Basil Polenta with Roasted Tomatoes is going to be a regular meal at our house. Plus, it’s a great way to use up the end of the summer tomatoes and basil!
Looking for a quick and easy meal for back to school, or anytime, make Creamy Basil Polenta with Roasted Tomatoes. Oh, and this recipe is Caleb approved. He devoured his bowl!
We also have a fun Land giveaway for you today! The giveaway includes Land O’ Lakes Butter, a Le Creuset Two-in-One Pan, a serving bowl and butter dish from Anthropologie, a cheese grater, and wooden serving set. Use the PromoSimple Widget below to enter!
Creamy Basil Polenta with Roasted Tomatoes
- For the roasted tomatoes:
- 2 cups grape tomatoes
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- For the polenta:
- 1 9 oz. package instant polenta
- 4 tablespoons of butter 1 Land O Lakes half stick
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1/3 cup chopped basil
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the tomatoes and garlic cloves on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss until tomatoes are well coated. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place in the oven and roast for 20 minutes.
- 2. While the tomatoes are roasting, make the polenta. Make polenta according to package instructions. Stir in butter, milk, parmesan cheese, and basil. Season with salt and pepper.
- 3. Serve immediately so the instant polenta doesn't firm up. Pour the polenta into individual bowls and top with roasted tomatoes.
- Note-If the polenta firms up, just add more water or milk and stir. We ate leftovers the next day. I just added a little water before heating it up in the microwave and it was creamy and delicious!
Have you tried this recipe?
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Disclosure-this post is in partnership with Land O’ Lakes for their Kitchen Conversations blogger program, but our opinions are our own. We love Land O Lakes butter!
Such a perfect vegetarian meal!
What a fun giveaway! I love throwing together an easy dinner of eggy pasta or rice with garlic, spinach, and cannellini beans. I love polenta and don’t have it nearly enough!
This looks so great! I’d usually do this with pasta instead of polenta for a quick weeknight meal, but what a great way to change it up!
Polenta is one of my faves! Thanks for the giveaway!
Love the giveaway and this polenta look delish.
l like making tacos for an easy dinner.
This looks so wonderful and comforting, Maria. And I bet it’s amazing with all these sweet summer tomatoes!
My favorite back to school or quick weeknight recipe is pasta with meatballs. Your Basil polenta with roasted tomatoes sounds wonderful too. Can’t wait to try it.
This look so good and comforting! I love polenta. yummy and so easy to make! Can’t wait to try this!
this looks exceptionally wonderful! food like this is good for the soul.
This sounds like the perfect summer dish; I am going to eat it outside at a picnic table as the sun sets!
I love this dish, so beautiful and summery!
I can’t wait to try this one. I love tomatoes. Thank you.
Oh my goodness this looks so delicious 🙂
Tacos are always easy
Roasted tomatoes are now one of my favorite ways to enjoy tomatoes. Have never tried instant polenta, but love the “ready in under 30 min.” !
I love the Land O’ Lakes half sticks. They make cooking a lot easier. I can’t wait to make this recipe with all of then grape tomatoes from my container garden!
This looks so yummy. I love polenta!
I absolutely adore polenta. Yum!
that looks delicious! I love making quesadillas as an easy weeknight supper-throw in any veggies+cheese I have in the fridge,yum!
I love creamy and buttery polenta!
I have never made or tried Polenta! This looks good
Ohhhh basil polenta… and those roasted tomatoes are where it’s at girl! LOVE!
Loving this comforting Italian dish, Maria! So simple, but oh so good…especially in the summer with fresh ‘maters. Thanks for sharing!
This recipe looks great, can’t wait to try it. thanks!
Can’t wait to try this recipe! It sounds rich and amazing!
Looks yummy! Love the giveaway!
Looks so yummy!
This recipe sucks the big one. I basically had lumpy milk at the end. Instant, pre-cooked polenta is not the way to go.
What tasty and simple summer fare!
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