Wisconsin Gorgonzola Bacon Polenta Bites

  • Yield 24 pieces

Polenta slices are topped with a tasty onion mixture, bacon and cheese and served as a delicious appetizer.


24 (1/2-inch slices polenta from a prepared roll
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups sweet onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/8 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
8 slices bacon, cut into 2-inch long strips and cooked
6 ounces Wisconsin Creamy Gorgonzola cheese, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Arrange polenta slices on a baking sheet, and bake 5 to 7 minutes per side, until hot. In a large skillet, heat butter over low heat. Add onion and cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add walnuts, cherries, brown sugar, rosemary, salt and pepper and cook 8 to 10 minutes more, until onions are caramelized. Top each polenta bite with a bacon slice, 1 tablespoon onion mixture and a slice of Wisconsin Gorgonzola cheese. Serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board



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