Baked Polenta Fries


Swap polenta for potatoes the next time that fry craving strikes.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs

Crispy, crunchy fries are one of our favorite comfort foods. But if you're looking to switch things up in the starch department, consider swapping out potatoes for polenta—and baking your fries, instead of, well, frying them. These delicious baked polenta fries are a worthwhile snack or side that can be made using tubes of prepared polenta found in the refrigerated section of your local supermarket. All to say, you can whip up these fries in no time when your next craving strikes.


  • 2 tubes (18 ounces each) plain prepared polenta

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, or dried oregano


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Unwrap and cut each tube of polenta in half crosswise. Then cut each half lengthwise into 8 wedges.

  2. Drizzle olive oil on a large rimmed baking sheet. Place polenta wedges on baking sheet; season with salt and pepper, and turn gently to coat with oil. Arrange wedges in a single layer.

  3. Bake, turning once with a thin metal spatula, until golden and crisp, 45 to 50 minutes. Drain on a paper-towel-lined plate. Transfer to a shallow dish, and toss with Italian seasoning before serving.

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