Recettes autour du fromage

OKA and Turkey Polenta Gratin

  • Difficulty : -
  • Preparation : 19 minutes
  • Cooking : 15 minutes

Author :

Recipe provided by Dairy Farmers of Canada. For more recipes go to

Cheese :

If you don't have any OKA, you can use : OKA Classique or OKA L'Artisan

Position oven rack 6-inches (15 cm) from broiler. Preheat broiler.
In a large non-stick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat and brown polenta slices on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Place into a 13 x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish.
In same skillet, brown turkey meat over medium-high heat, breaking up with a spoon, for about 5 minutes or until no longer pink and lightly browned. Stir in tomato sauce, roasted red peppers and garlic; bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Transfer to small bowl.
In a bowl, mix Ricotta cheese, pesto, lemon zest and pepper. Place spinach leaves on polenta slices and spread evenly with Ricotta mixture. Spoon turkey mixture on top and sprinkle with OKA cheese. Broil for 2 minutes or until cheese is golden brown.
* Prepared polenta logs are available in many supermarkets or specialty stores.

Ingredients :
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter 6 slices 3/4-inch (2-cm) thick prepared polenta log
  • (3-inch/7.5-cm) diameter*
  • 8 oz (250 g) extra lean fresh-ground turkey
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) tomato-basil pasta sauce
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) chopped roasted red peppers
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) smooth Canadian Ricotta cheese1 tbsp (15 mL) prepared basil pesto
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded OKA cheese