Lasagna Polenta and Gorgonzola

Lasagna made  with polenta and gorgonzola cheese...

Lasagna made with polenta and gorgonzola cheese is one of the many ways that Italian corn flour can be made. It isn't precise and like any traditional Italian recipe it varies from family to family.

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In general, we can say that the layers of polenta should alternate those of gorgonzola cheese, it's almost like layering a lasagna hence called in Italian “lasagna di polenta”. Almost prepared in Aosta Valley and Lombardy region and can slightly change depending on the type of cheese used.

Lasagna made  with polenta and gorgonzola cheese...
Lasagna made  with polenta and gorgonzola cheese...

Ingredients: serves 4

So now if you are one of those that don’t love gorgonzola for one reason or another. It could be its strong taste, its smell or even its internal blue mould, then you can still opt for a more sweet cheese...

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  • 8 oz (225g) classic or instant polenta flour
  • 8 oz (225g) gorgonzola or other type of cheese
  • ½ oz (30g) parmigiano cheese or grana padano
  • 6 cups (1½ lt) of water
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp (5g) of salt
  • olive oil or a nut of buttter for the baking dish
Ingredients serves 4...

Preparation & Cooking: easy about 1 hour

Bring to a boil 8 oz (1½ lt.) of water and once boiling pour slowly the polenta in and add 1 tsp (5g) of salt and 1 tbsp (15 ml) of extra virgin olive oil. Begin to stir so to prevent that it sticks to the bottom.

Pour slowly the corn flour in...

Stir all the time it takes to cook in the meanwhile add a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.

Stir all the time it takes to cook...

Constantly stir until polenta is cooked and just lookout when it turns firm and solid because it’s the sign of ready.

Lookout when it turns firm and solid...

Grease a baking dish which measures about 8"x6"x2" (20x15x5cm) with olive oil or a nut of butter.  Cover the bottom with the first layer of soft polenta helping yourself with a spatula.

Cover the bottom with the first layer of soft polenta...

Take all the gorgonzola cheese and make it in chunks, add half of it to this first layer of polenta and add about half of parmigiano cheese too.

Add half gorgonzola to this first layer...

Now lay the second layer with the other half of polenta, gorgonzola and parmigiano cheese repeating the same as above.

Lay the second...

Don’t you feel you're making a sort of lasagna :-)

Add the second half of gorgonzola and parmigiano...

Finish with a generous sprinkle of grated parmigiano or grana padano cheese.

A sprinkle of grated cheese...

Bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes at 350°F (180°C).

Lasagna made  with polenta and gorgonzola cheese...

Lasagna Made with Polenta
and Gorgonzola Cheese


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Yield: 4

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz (225g) classic or instant polenta flour
  • 8 oz (225g) gorgonzola cheese or other type
  • ½ oz (30g) parmigiano cheese or grana padano
  • 6 cups (1 ½ lt.) of water
  • 2 oz. (60g) black stoned olives
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp (5g) of salt
  • olive oil or a nut of butter used for the baking dish

Directions:

  1. In about 6 cups (1½ lt.) of boiling water pour in 8 oz (225g) of instant polenta. Add 1 tsp (5g) of salt and 1 tbsp (15 ml) of extra virgin olive oil. Stir constantly until polenta is cooked.
  2. Grease a baking dish with a nut of butter or olive oil. Cover the bottom with a layer of polenta and half of diced gorgonzola and parmigiano cheese.
  3. Cover with another layer of polenta (help yourself with a spatula) and gorgonzola. Finish with a generous sprinkle of other grated parmigiano cheese.
  4. Bake at least for 15-20 minutes at 350°F (180°C) before serving.

NOTE: If you have more time instead of istant polenta you can use the classic corn flour. If you go for the classic keep in mind that it will take about 45 minutes to cook.

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