Easy Polenta And Eggs

Easy Polenta and Eggs

Real Italians look away; this recipe definitely isn’t for you. Otherwise keep reading.

Now that it’s getting darker earlier and earlier I can’t help but be lazier when it comes to cooking meals. I’ve been looking for simpler things I can throw together in 10 minutes or so that still pack a lot of flavor. I’ve started keep a tube of pre-cooked polenta(the horror!) around to heat up in sauce whenever I need a quick Italian fix. Gourmet? Not at all. But it’s healthy, gluten-free, and much cheaper than take-out options.

Easy Polenta And Eggs Polenta

This is hardly a “recipe”; more like a list of ingredients to throw together for a quick meal. If you’re not a vegetarian, you can skip the eggs entirely and use a meat sauce instead. But I think there’s nothing better on a cold night than warm marinara sauce and runny yolks.

I’d generally say to expect 3-4 polenta slices, 3/4 cup sauce, and 2-3 eggs per person but you can customize this to perfectly fit your appetite.

Polenta And Eggs

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes


  • Pre-cooked polenta
  • Marinara sauce
  • Eggs

Easy Polenta and Eggs Pan


  1. Add enough marinara to fill a frying pan.
  2. Slice the polenta 1/2 an inch thick and spread it out on the sauce in a single layer.
  3. Cook for 2-3 minutes on medium in a covered pan, flip, and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Move the polenta onto a dish but reserve the sauce in the pan. Add a little bit of water if it looks dry or is thinning.
  5. Poach the eggs in the tomato sauce until the tops are cooked but keeping the yolks runny.
  6. Serve the poached eggs and marinara sauce over the plated polenta.

Easy Polenta And Eggs Bite

Of course if you have time you can cook your own polenta and make the marinara sauce from scratch. But then again if you have time for all of that something tells me you aren’t looking at this recipe.

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7 Responses to Easy Polenta And Eggs
  1. Hannah
    October 15, 2012 | 9:24 am

    Aaaah! Two months and I still forget that marinara doesn’t mean seafood sauce here like it does in Australia. Also, polenta in logs? Oh, ‘murca.

  2. PolaM
    October 15, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    You know that polenta e uova (polenta and eggs) is actually a typical dish made with leftover polenta? Very Italian!

  3. Amber K
    October 16, 2012 | 4:19 pm

    I have been trying to figure out what I want to do with my polenta and this looks like a winner!

  4. troy1191
    October 16, 2012 | 5:43 pm

    Where did you get that delicious looking polenta log?!

    • Wannabe Chef
      October 16, 2012 | 5:58 pm

      I got mine from Whole Foods but it was pretty expensive and I know for a fact you can get them for cheaper at Shaws or Stop N’ Shop usually in the ethnic food aisle.

  5. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    October 20, 2012 | 1:02 am

    Love this idea!

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