Baked Polenta Frittata

Pesto Polenta Baked Veggie Frittata
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A hearty layer of pesto-infused polenta serves as a base for this amazing frittata. The polenta takes ordinary frittata to a whole new level. This Baked Polenta Frittata is perfect for brunch. It is sure to impress – even the toughest of moms.

Pesto Polenta Baked Veggie Frittata
Pesto-infused polenta topped with your favorite veggies and eggs.

Make this Veggie Frittata the Night Before

If you let it set up overnight, the polenta gets firm and comes out in beautiful pieces. Serve it right out of the oven and the polenta is a little bit softer. It’s delicious either way!

Weekend Feels

My idea of perfection = a good cup of coffee and a lazy breakfast. As the weather starts to get warmer brunch dishes seem to be on my mind. I love sleeping in and then waking up to find the day is warm and sunny.

This frittata is amazing reheated in the morning. I’m all for whatever makes the weekends even easier!

Kick back. Put up your feet this weekend and keep your eye out for more brunch-tastic recipes.

This fabulous brunch dish is an attempt to recreate brunch from one of our favorite restaurants on the Big Island. We go there every time we visit.
Just what brunch asked for!
Pesto Polenta Baked Veggie Frittata

Pesto Polenta Veggie Frittata

Laura Reigel
Easy and beautiful, this baked veggie frittata is both filling and healthy. The pesto-infused polenta takes breakfast to the next level. 
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine Gluten Free
Servings 12
Calories 218 kcal


Pesto Polenta

  • 6 cups Water
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp Butter, Or Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ cups polenta
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese , shredded
  • ½ cup pesto sauce


  • 12 eggs, whisked
  • ½ Onion , finely diced
  • 2 cups Mushrooms
  • 2 large handfuls Spinach, chopped
  • 1 Red Pepper, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Basil, chopped finely
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  • 2 tsp Avocado Oil, Or Butter


  • Fresh Basil, chiffonade
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated


Pesto Polenta

  • Place water and salt in a medium sauce pan. 
  • Bring water to a boil. 
  • Add polenta in slowly, while continuously whisking. 
  • Continue to whisk until the mixture starts to thicken. 
  • Reduce heat and allow polenta to continue to thicken. You can start whisking frequently instead of continuously. 
  • When the mixture has thickened, it will be the consistency of a thick cornbread batter, remove from heat. 
  • Immediately stir in pesto, parmesan, and butter. 
  • Pour into a greased casserole pan.( I use a 7 x 10 1/2 inch.) Spread to make an even layer. 


  • Preheat oven to 425℉
  • Add a few teaspoons of avocado oil to a skillet. on medium high. 
  • Add sliced mushrooms and sure until golden brown. 
  • Add diced onions and sauté for a out 5 minutes. Reduce heat if necessary. 
  • Add chopped spinach and red bell pepper. Sauté until just soft. 
  • Remove from heat. 
  • Add 12 eggs to a large bowl and whisk. 
  • Add salt and pepper. 
  • Add the veggies and fresh chopped basil to the eggs and stir to combine. 
  • Pour on top of polenta mixture. 
  • Cover with foil and bake for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove foil and continue to bake for another 5-10 minutes. Bake until egg mixture is cooked through.
  • Remove from oven. Let rest for 10 minutes before cutting. 

Laura’s Tips + Notes

This dish can be served immediately or made up to 24 hours in advance and reheated. 
To reheat: place in the oven at 325℉ – 350℉ for 30-45 minutes. 



Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 9gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 172mgSodium: 638mgSugar: 1gCalcium: 95mgIron: 1.2mg
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