Polenta Veggie Bake w/ Seitan
Yield
Serves 4 - 6
Prep time
20 Minutes
Cook time
20 Minutes
Total
40 Minutes
Polenta Veggie Bake w/ Seitan
Ingredients

2 TABLESPOONS EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

1 PKG. SWEET EARTH TRADITIONAL SEITAN GROUNDS (OR BARBECUE SAVORY GROUNDS)

1 MEDIUM RED ONION, DICED

1 SMALL EGGPLANT, DICED

1 LARGE SLICED ZUCCHINI, SLICED

1 LARGE SUMMER SQUASH, SLICED

1 MEDIUM RED BELL PEPPER, DICED

1/2 TEASPOON SALT

1/2 TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND PEPPER

1/2 CUP WATER

10 OUNCES BABY SPINACH

1 1/2 CUPS PREPARED MARINARA SAUCE, PREFERABLY LOWER-SODIUM

1/2 CUP CHOPPED FRESH BASIL

14 OUNCES PREPARED POLENTA, SLICED LENGTHWISE INTO 6 THIN SLICES

1 1/2 CUPS SHREDDED VEGAN MOZZARELLA (WE LIKE @FOLLOWYOURHEART BRAND)

Directions
1.

Preheat oven to 450 degree F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with olive oil or canola oil spray.

2.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add Seitan (or Savory Grounds), eggplant, zucchini, squash, and bell pepper, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and just beginning to brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Add water and spinach; cover and cook until wilted, stirring once, about 3 minutes. Stir marinara sauce into the vegetables and heat through, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in basil.

3.

Place polenta slices in a single layer in the prepared baking dish, trimming to fit if necessary. Sprinkle with 3/4 cupvegan cheese, top with the eggplant mixture and sprinkle with the remaining 3/4 cup vegan cheese. Bake until bubbling and the cheese has just melted, 12 to 15 minutes. Let stand for about 5 minutes before serving.