Polenta with Avocado and Turkey Bacon

Easy appetizers sure to please your avocado and bacon lovers.

IMG_4792Polenta with Avocado and Turkey Bacon

For PDF copy of recipe, Polenta with Avocado and Turkey Bacon

Makes 20 appetizers


  • 1/2 cup goat cheese
  • 1 tablespoon red chili pepper jelly
  • 250 grams (about 1/2 pound) prepared polenta
  • 6 slices turkey bacon, cooked
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil
  • 1 large avocado
  • lemon juice


  1. Add pepper jelly to softened goat cheese (room temperature). Mix until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Slice prepared polenta into 1/4 inch thick pieces. Hint: You can buy polenta in round packaging or prepare your own. When preparing your own, slice into 1 1/2 inch squares about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Place polenta on baking sheet and brush with avocado oil.
  4. Cut cooked turkey bacon slices into 1 inch pieces and place on top of polenta.
  5. Bake polenta with bacon in 350 degree pre-heated oven for 5 – 7 minutes.
  6. Let polenta pieces cool for 15 minutes.
  7. In the meantime, slice avocado into 1/4 inch thick pieces and sprinkle with lemon juice.
  8. Place small dollop of goat cheese mixture on top of cooked polenta and bacon and then top with avocado piece.
  9. Serve.

Note: These appetizers fall apart easily. For ease of handling, you could also crumble the bacon, or add 2 layers of goat cheese – one between the polenta and bacon and the other between the bacon and avocado.

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