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DeLallo Entrées Recipes: Polenta with Arrabbiata Sauce

Polenta with Arrabbiata Sauce


Once a poor man’s food—no more! This mouth-watering dish is perfect to make for a snack or an appetizer. Although we strongly suggest our Pomodoro Fresco Arrabbiata for its fiery flavor, you can certainly serve this topped with your favorite sauce. Try adding Italian sausage or ground pork to make a more hearty and flavorful dish.  


  • 1 (9.2-ounce) box DeLallo Polenta
  • 1/2 cup DeLallo Grated Romano, plus more for serving
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (25.25-ounce) jar DeLallo Pomodoro Fresco Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce


Bring 4 1/2 cups of water, salted to taste, to a rapid boil. Remove from heat. Add the polenta to the water by pouring slowly and stirring until mixture is thickened, about 1 minute. Mix in butter and Romano cheese until fully incorporated. 

Coat an 11- by 7-inch baking pan with olive oil. Pour cooked polenta into greased pan. Gently form and press the polenta into the pan.

In the meantime, heat the sauce in a pan until warm then place a generous layer on top of the polenta. Cut into squares and serve immediately.

Top with additional cheese.

Serves 4 to 6