What can you do with a tube of polenta, a zucchini, a can of beans and other tidbits from the fridge and pantry? You can make an EASY quick casserole that’s filling and delicious! This is one of our favorite things to make in a pinch. You can tweak it to include your favorite veggies or beans….just be sure to include a can of diced tomatoes to keep everything moist. If you make your own experiment, I’d love to hear about it!
1 tube of organic polenta, cut into slices (usually found in the produce section)
1 – 2 zucchinis, chopped and sautéed in water until a bit soft
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can diced tomatoes (I use petite diced)
1 package of seitan (say-TAN), a wheat based meat substitute, also known as ‘wheat meat’ because of its texture. (Or use organic tofu crumbles, another type of bean, or omit all together)
Italian spice, as much as you like
Faux parmesan (1/2 cup cashews, 1/2 nutritional yeast, 1 TBS Mrs. Dash, in blender til powdery)
Lay polenta slices in a 9×9 pan, top with zucchini, beans, and seitan. Pour tomatoes over all and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes, until heated through. Top with faux parmesan.