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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 trial 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.

Serves 3-4 people


(Serves 3-4 people)

  • 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 (Fried and oven-baked)

  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.
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  6. Fry the polenta on both sides or bake for 25-30 min. in the oven, or until brown.
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    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.

Disclaimer: We recognize that some ingredients listed in this recipe may be a trigger food for some people. Please feel free to omit or substitute any ingredients that don’t work for you.



  • natasha
    2 years ago

    I can’t have eggs dairy and spices. Not every1 can eat this,

  • Chris Hall moderator
    2 years ago

    Great point, natasha! It’s very true that everyone’s food triggers are different. Hopefully, you can find some other options in our recipes section ( that work for you! Thanks for commenting. – Chris, Team Member

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