Garlicky Spinach and Pepper Polenta Pie

This Polenta pie is really tasty, chock full of juicy orange peppers and spinach with a slight spicy kick from the red pepper flakes..yum.


– 2 tbsp of olive oil – 2/3 C onion diced – 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes – 6 garlic cloves pressed – 1 orange bell pepper diced – 16 oz frozen spinach thawed – 3 C of water – 2 1/4 tsp of sea salt – 1 tsp of tarragon or herb of choice – 1/4 tsp of mustard powder – 3/4 tsp of black pepper – 2 C of cornmeal

Lightly oil an 9 inch pie dish and set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add onions and cook, stirring frequently until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes, garlic and orange pepper and cook for 2 more minutes. Finally add Spinach and cook for 5 more minutes, until everything is cooked and heated through.

In a medium saucepan, bring the water, salt, tarragon, mustard powder and black pepper to a boil and slowly whisk in cornmeal. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until mixture boils and spits cornmeal out all over the place, about 1-2 minutes.

Pour the spinach mixture into the cornmeal and quickly mix until well incorporated. Pour everything into prepared pan and press down evenly to smooth the top. Let cool 10 minutes before slicing into 8 pieces. Serve immediately.