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Polenta Mozzarella Stacks with Rosa Sauce

Want a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day but want to skip the reservations? These Polenta Mozzarella Stacks are an easy way to WOW your date and your taste buds!

Polenta Mozzarella Stacks with Rosa Sauce #polenta #datenight #Meatballs #AD #BertolliVDayIn
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How do you make Rosa Sauce?

A Rosa Sauce is just as delicious as the name sounds. A rosy pink colored sauce made by combining two sauces that are rich and flavorful alone but taste even better when combined! You can spend hours of time preparing and cooking Marinara and Alfredo sauce or you can spend that time with your special someone and grab them at the store.

Straight from Tuscany, Bertolli® Organic Traditional Tomato & Basil Sauce and Bertolli® Organic Creamy Alfredo Sauce are made with non-GMO ingredients and have layers of flavor locked in which gave me the idea to create a unique dish with some layers too!

Mix two sauces together to get a new flavor profile for the these polenta mozzarella stacks! #polenta #mozzarella #datenight #AD #BertolliVDayIn

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Serve Tapas for a Romantic Dinner

Keeping it sexy and romantic, means dressing nice, setting the table with pretty decorations, and enjoying a leisurely dinner together. It’s not very sexy to inhale large portions of food and then fall asleep so I opt to serve tapas or appetizer portions, like I do every night!

Just because it’s tapas doesn’t mean that it can’t be filling or elegant. These Polenta Mozzarella Stacks are not only light, but they are colorful and layered with fresh spinach and creamy mozzarella cheese! They look even better nestled in a warm pool of rich Rosa Sauce.

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Homemade meatballs of pork, beef, and lamb are perfect with this Rosa Sauce! #Polenta #Mozzarella #ItalianRecipe #AD #BertolliVDayIn

What to make for Valentine’s Day Date Night?

Do you think it’s cheesy to feed your date a bite of food? If you don’t think so, and want to feed your special someone a bite from your plate, these mini meatballs are perfect for that. Just be sure to swirl them around in the Rosa Sauce!

Look how amazing the Rosa Sauce looks as the Bertolli® Organic Traditional Tomato & Basil Sauce mixes with the Bertolli® Organic Creamy Alfredo Sauce and hugs the meatballs!

Mixing Bertolli® Organic Traditional Tomato & Basil Sauce with Bertolli® Organic Creamy Alfredo Sauce makes a delicious and rich Rosa Sauce for these polenta stacks! #Polenta #Napoleons #Datenight #AD #BertolliVDayIn

I always think of Italian food when I am planning a romantic evening in and to me, meatballs are a sexy way to enjoy dinner with my husband. It also helps that he loves meatballs any day of the year. What better dish to serve on Valentine’s Day?

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Creamy Rosa Sauce made by mixing two delicious sauces is perfect for date night! #PolentaStacks #ItalianRecipes #DateNight #Ad #BertolliVDayIn

Easy Polenta Mozzarella Stacks Recipe

Polenta Mozzarella Stacks with Rosa Sauce in a bowl

Polenta Mozzarella Stacks with Rosa Sauce

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Want a romantic dinner for Valentine's Day but want to skip the reservations? These Polenta Mozzarella Stacks are an easy way to WOW your date and your taste buds!


Polenta Stacks

  • 8 ounces prepared Polenta (1 cup dry prepared with water)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 8 fresh spinach leaves
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella (sliced)

Rosa Sauce


  • 1/3 lb ground lamb
  • 1/3 lb ground pork
  • 1/3 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 300F.
  2. If using dry polenta, cook according to instructions, cool, and cut into 3 inch round discs.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, sear the polenta rounds on each side.
  4. Keep warm in the oven while you make the meatballs.

Prepare the meatballs

  1. Combine meats, spices, and egg in a mixing bowl.
  2. Scoop or roll into 1.5 inch meatballs.
  3. In the pan you cooked the polenta rounds in, sear the meatballs.
  4. Place on a baking sheet when browned and bake the rest of the way in the oven while you prepare the Rosa Sauce

Prepare the Rosa Sauce

  1. In the skillet where you seared the meatballs, combine the Bertolli® Organic Traditional Tomato & Basil Sauce and the Bertolli® Organic Creamy Alfredo Sauce.
  2. Bring to a simmer.
  3. Add the meatballs and let the flavors combine until the meatballs are cooked all the way through.

Assemble the Polenta Mozzarella Stacks

  1. On each plate, add a heaping ladle of Rosa Sauce.
  2. Add a polenta round.
  3. Top with a slice of mozzarella and a few spinach leaves.
  4. Top with another round of layers, ending with one more polenta round on top.
  5. Spoon some more Rosa Sauce on the top.
  6. Add a few meatballs around the edge.
  7. Serve warm!


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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 288Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 594mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 5gSugar: 1gProtein: 24g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Monday 18th of February 2019

This looks like the perfect date night in meal! It really looks special!


Sunday 17th of February 2019

I can't believe how easy this was to make! Dan and I loved this meal - the sauce is perfect!!

Sandra Shaffer

Sunday 17th of February 2019

Great idea for a dinner party! I love the rosa sauce in this recipe and that it's pre-made, which makes entertaining a breeze!

debi at Life Currents

Sunday 17th of February 2019

This looks delicious. I haven't made polenta in a long time. And I love the creamy sauce you made for this. That jarred alfredo is da bomb!

Julie Menghini

Saturday 16th of February 2019

What a great semi-homemade recipe! I've used Bertoli for years but never thought to combine them for another great sauce! Brilliant. I'll be using this one tomorrow for our Sunday dinner. Thanks for a great recipe!