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Dessert Recipes

Cheesy Zombie Dippers

Crispy polenta bites are deadly delicious dipped into pasta sauce.

Serving Size:


Active Time:

15 min.

Total Time:

20 min.


  • ½ cup dry breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 (18 oz.) tube prepared polenta
  • 4 Tbs. oil
  • ⅓ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Ketchup
  • 28 black peppercorns
  • 1 cup tomato pasta sauce, warmed


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In bowl, mix breadcrumbs and Parmesan. Cut polenta into 14 (3½”x1″) pieces; coat in breadcrumb mixture.
  • In skillet, heat 2 Tbs. oil over medium heat. Add half of polenta pieces; cook, turning once, until golden, about 2 min. per side. Repeat with remaining oil and polenta. Transfer to baking sheet. For hair, dividing evenly, sprinkle mozzarella over one end of each polenta piece. Bake until cheese melts, about 2 min. For eyes and mouth, transfer ketchup to plastic sandwich bag; snip tiny hole in one corner; pipe on polenta. If desired, add peppercorns for pupils. Serve with pasta sauce.

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