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Spiced Polenta Steak Fries

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Adults and kids alike will delight in these healthy steak-fry-stand-ins with a subtly crisp and spicy exterior and a creamy, sweet interior. They were created by our Test Kitchen.


  • 1 tube (1 pound) polenta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Cut polenta in half widthwise; cut each portion in half lengthwise. Cut each section into eight strips. Arrange strips in a single layer in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the oil and seasonings; drizzle over polenta strips and gently toss to coat. Bake at 425° for 7-10 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

8 each: 121 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 383mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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