This vegan polenta frittata l is here to answer your savory breakfast prayers! Polenta mixed with spices, fresh cherry tomatoes, and white mushrooms are baked in the oven until crisp outside and indescribably "eggy" on the inside. The result was savory bliss that resembles egg frittata bakes.

Polenta Frittata With Mushroom, Tomato, and Basil [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 10.5 ounces White Button mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon more coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • A pinch paprika
  • A pinch cayenne (optional)
  • Lots of sea salt and pepper
  • Approximately 1 cup instant polenta
  • 3 cups, plus 2 3/4 tablespoons vegetable broth
  • 5.5 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Fresh basil, for topping
  • Sesame seeds, for topping


  1. Preheat oven to broil. Chop your garlic and onion, and add to a cast-iron skillet with 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Cook on medium-high heat stirring occasionally until onion becomes translucent in color (approximately 10 minutes).
  2. Chop mushrooms and add to skillet. Cook until softened (approximately 10 more minutes). Remove cooked veg from skillet.
  3. In a mixing bowl add your polenta, nutritional yeast, paprika, cayenne, and salt and pepper. Mix to combine. Add 1 tablespoon coconut oil to the pan (still on medium-high heat) and toss in your polenta mixture.
  4. Gradually pour in vegetable stock, beating polenta as you go to prevent lumps. Keep beating the polenta until the mixture thickens and starts to bubble. Then add cooked veg back to the skillet, stir to combine, and season with more sea salt and pepper.
  5. Remove pan from heat and top polenta with chopped cherry tomatoes. Place polenta frittata in the oven to broil for approximately 10 minutes, or until cherry tomatoes are bright and burst open.
  6. Remove polenta frittata from the oven, allow to cool slightly, and top with fresh basil leaves.
  7. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 152 | Carbs: 26g | Fat: 2g | Protein: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Sodium: 298mg Calculation does not include sea salt to taste or toppings. Serving for 6 people. Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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  1. Thank you sooo much Hannah (and to all the wonderful bloggers who contribute to this great site) – I look forward very much to preparing this delicious polenta dish. It is through the offerings from people like yourself that I continue to be inspired to remain vegan.
    Much love

  2. Made this tonight for my 80+ year old parents. They are not vegan but they liked it and both took seconds. The tomatoes were really good on the top and basil and sesame seeds are worth adding. Has a nice flavor overall, will make again.