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taco polenta casserole

Spicy Taco Polenta Bake

  • Author: Jen Lopez
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dishes, Casserole
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Need some meal prep inspiration? This spicy taco polenta bake is filling, healthy, delicious and super easy to make! Made with ground beef, black beans, polenta and mozzarella, this recipe is full of flavor! This dish is sure to become a family fave for meal prep!


  • 1 pkg polenta (I get mine at Trader Joe's)
  • 1 lb ground beef (I use 96/4 or 90/10)
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 4 oz can of diced green chiles
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced back olives
  • 3 tbs taco seasoning (I like Primal Palate)
  • 1/2 TBS avocado oil
  • Toppings: green onion, cilantro, avocado


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Remove polenta from packaging and crumble with your hands and add salt and pepper to taste. Push down into a 9x9 casserole dish greased with cooking spray to form the base. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. While polenta is baking, begin preparing the ground beef. Add oil to a heated skillet along with onions and sauté for 1-2 minutes
  4. Add ground beef, diced chiles and seasonings to skillet, breaking into crumbles until cooked through
  5. When ready, remove polenta from the oven and layer with ground beef, black beans, cheese, olives and green onion
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  7. Top with green onions and cilantro and serve!


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 442
  • Fat: 16
  • Carbohydrates: 28.5
  • Fiber: 7.8
  • Protein: 41.8

Keywords: casserole, meal prep, gluten free