Fallon of Sage and Sparkle here, and I have to admit I'm pretty excited we're now in mid-September!  This month signifies Fall, my favorite season! And while Fall doesn't officially start until the 22nd, it feels perfectly appropriate to start to incorporate some "Fall Favorites" back into the mix.  For me, soup is at the top of the list, however the star of this quick and easy meal is not the soup, but rather the amazingly delicious polenta fries! Up until a few weeks ago, when I had Polenta Lasagna, I had never thought of Polenta in any other form that creamy, but there is so much you can do with polenta... seriously, check out Pinterest.

I decided Polenta Fries would be a nice addition to my favorite store bought soup, Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup. Using store bought Polenta... (yes, your seeing a trend here, as I said, this meal is quick and easy, but trust me, you will be impressed), this meal took a little over 30min to make.  Keep in mind, if you have the time, polenta is easy to make, but if you wanted to make fries, you would have to let it sit in the refrigerator overnight.


1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees 2. Slice the polenta in half, then thinly cut off the edges to make more rectangular, and slice into medium shaped fries

3. Drizzle a large baking tray with olive oil and place sliced polenta on top;  drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt + pepper 4. Bake for 25 min, until crispy, then turn and bake an additional 5-10 min 5. Heat soup on stove in a small sauce pan 6. Garnish soup with chives and freshly grated parmesan.  Make it sparkle with a "polenta fry fort"... and enjoy!

 -post & photos by Fallon Carmichael, Sage & Sparkle 



  1. i just bought a package of polenta yesterday and i have a box of roasted pepper tomato soup in my cupboard! yesterday was in the 90's, today it is cool and overcast - i am definitely making this for dinner tonight. i've never thought about making polenta this way, and being as we are gluten free, this is perfect for a little bread substitute and looks delicious! thanks!

  2. The polenta fries look delicious but I was excited about a soup recipe judging by the title of this post :(

  3. @rachelle: sorry about that- total mistake!

  4. I am so making these tonight! I love polenta and I love fries. What a creative recipe! Thanks

  5. These look super delicious! I always have polenta on hand!

  6. OMG this made my day! i love polenta!!! will def be trying!

    xo Danai
    Life in My Fab Lane


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