They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?? Tonight – I set out to try a recipe idea that I saw Gabriela do not too long ago.
While I didn’t follow her recipe exactly – I loved her idea of using polenta in the place of noodles for a lasagna! I’ve had a pre-made package of polenta just waiting to be gobbled up. Tonight – I set out to do just that.
In came the following players:
I’d made a lasagna, years ago, that used cottage cheese in the place of ricotta – and while obviously the texture is different – I personally really like it.
I assembled them: sauce, polenta, cottage cheese, a lil mozzarella – aaand repeat.I topped it off with a bit more mozzarella.
Into a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes – or so….
Ooey, gooey deliciousness – with a lil’ kick from the sauce. I”ll spare you the pictures that I took once I dug in…not exactly pretty. However, it was really delicious. The only things I might do differently is use less sauce and season the polenta, itself, more.
Now to brainstorm more polenta goodness…
- OH! Anyone use Pandora during workouts? If so – what playlists do you love?? I need some new music!