Another dish that would work well for a crowd.
Polenta: You can use the kind that come pre-made in a roll, or instant polenta, or regular. Prepare according to package directions, in the number of servings you need. If you use a roll, slice into 12 rounds and place in a lightly oiled pan (see below). If you mix up some instant polenta or make a batch from cornmeal, mix in a little butter and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese, then spread the polenta into the oiled baking pan like a batch of brownies and let it set while you sautee the veggies.
Ingredients: For one 9 x 12 baking pan, I used the following:
Polenta: 1 roll
1 red onion, chopped (you could use white onion, or shallots, or leeks)
1/2 each red & yellow bell pepper, chopped
2 small zucchini, diced
1 can small white beans (you could use canellini or garbanzo)
Fresh oregano and basil leaves, chopped
Freshly ground salt & pepper to taste
I did not use canned or fresh, chopped tomatoes, but you could as those as well
Grated Parmesan cheese (you could use Feta here if you prefer)
- Lightly oil a 9 x 12 or similar baking pan or casserole.
- Place the polenta in the dish (see instructions above), sprinkle with about 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.
- Sautee the onion in about 2 tsp oil for 5 min, then add zucchnni and peppers and cook until veggies are tender.
- Stir in the beans, chopped fresh herbs of your choice, and salt & pepper to taste.
- Spread the veggie mix over the polenta in the pan.
- Top with additional grated cheese.
- Serve as is, or heat in a 275F oven to melt cheese