IBS Friendly Polenta Parmesan Bites

IBS-Friendly Polenta Parmesan Bites

Here’s an IBS-friendly recipe that anyone can enjoy! I never used to like polenta but I was determined to find a way to make it taste good for my palate. It took a number of trials and errors to get the perfect recipe, but I think I got it right this time. It’s great as an Italian-style appetizer at a party or just a plain old snack at home. It is definitely nice on the stomach and I think many IBS sufferers can enjoy this recipe without any worries of triggering a symptom.

Servings: 3-4

Ingredients for polenta parmesan bites

  • Firm tube-formed polenta
  • Shredded parmesan
  • 1 cup of Gluten free breadcrumbs
  • Coconut flour
  • Marinara sauce (if tolerable or make your own tomato sauce)
  • 2 Eggs for egg wash
  • Italian seasoning
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Dried parsley
  • Vegetable oil (optional)

Directions or polenta parmesan bites

  1. Slice the polenta into ¼ in. thick discs.
  2. Heat skillet with oil covering ¼ in. layer. (Or preheat oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit).
  3. Season breadcrumbs with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper (if not seasoned already).
  4. Dip the polenta in flour, then egg wash, then breadcrumbs.
  5. IBS Friendly Polenta Parmesan Bites
  6. Fry the polenta on both sides or bake for 25-30 min. in the oven, or until brown.
  7. IBS Friendly Polenta Parmesan Bites
    IBS Friendly Polenta Parmesan Bites
  8. Then arrange polenta bites on a plate.
  9. Add a layer of heated marinara sauce (or homemade tomato sauce).
  10. Sprinkle a tiny bit of parmesan cheese.
  11. Garnish with dried parsley.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 267
  • carbohydrates: 34.5g
  • cholesterol: 98mg
  • fiber: 4.8g
  • potassium: 234mg
  • protein: 9.1g
  • saturated fat: 3.3g
  • sodium: 390mg
  • sugars: 7.7g
  • total fat: 10.5g
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