How to cook polenta slices in an air fryer

San Gennaro Polenta


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400F
  2. Cook for 6 minutes at 400F
  3. Turn once during cooking

This recipe is based of using the COSORI Air Fryer (5.8QT model, affiliate link).

As you can see, here I am using the pre-made San Gennaro polenta. Once opened slice the polenta into quarter inch rounds. Spray each side with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper; I usually only season one side.

This makes for a quick and efficient way to cook the polenta with minimal mess. Do be aware, as the polenta cools it can develop a slight skin.

Air fried San Gennaro Polenta
Air fried San Gennaro Polenta

If you’re feeling particularly fancy you can go ahead and toss some shredded cheddar cheese on the final fried product. I prefer to finish this step in the microwave for thirty seconds. You could probably achieve the same results in the air fryer with 30-60 seconds more cooking, but frankly I don’t fancy the cleanup of air fried and melted cheese in there!

Air fried San Gennaro Polenta woth cheddar cheese
Air fried San Gennaro Polenta woth cheddar cheese
We recommend investing in a kitchen thermometer like the Habor Meat Thermometer to ensure your food is thoroughly cooked. It's quick, under twenty bucks and it's waterproof - and hey - we get a small referral fee for any purchases.


This guide is presented as a reference only. Many variables may influence your own cooking times. If in doubt contact your air fryer or product manufacturer. Please ensure your food is thoroughly cooked before consuming. See here for more info on using our reciopes.

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