Wisconsin Gorgonzola Bacon Polenta Bites

  • Yield: 24 pieces


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