1 pound instant polenta (about 2 1/2 cups)
1 cup cream
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
3 teaspoons minced garlic
3/4 cup grated Parmesan
Make the polenta according to package instructions. Just before the polenta is finished thickening, add the cream, cheese, basil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pour the polenta onto a greased, rimmed baking sheet. Set aside to cool and firm up, about 30 minutes.
Use a 2-inch diameter biscuit cutter and cut the polenta into round shapes.
Heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil over medium high heat in a skillet. Place the polenta rounds in the skillet and cook until golden brown on each side. While the polenta is browning heat up your favorite marinara sauce.
Place polenta slices on a platter and ladle with your heated marinara sauce and garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
A very stunning and easy to prepare side dish!
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