Polenta BLT Appetizers

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

These bite sized BLT appetizers make the perfect party appetizer!



  • 1 (18 oz.) tube of polenta sliced into 1/2 inch thick rounds
  • 4 oz. pancetta
  • boston bib lettuce, friseé or any type of leafy lettuce
  • 2 pints of cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 2 T. butter


  1. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the sliced polenta and fry for 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove to a paper towel lined plate and let cool.
  2. To the same skillet add the pancetta and cook on both sides until crispy. Remove to a paper towel lined plate and let cool.
  3. Assemble with the polenta on the bottom, a piece of lettuce next, then the pancetta and a tomato on top.
  4. Secure with a toothpick and serve.
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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