Mummydilla Polenta Bites (Mummy Quesadillas)

Spook your little goblin the fun and healthy way this Halloween. Crispy, creamy and flavorful, these are the perfect Halloween Quesadillas!
Servings 15
Author Sophia DeSantis | Veggies Dont Bite


  • 1 sleeve of polenta 18 ounces
  • 6 slices white dairy free cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh salsa or jarred
  • 1 can 15 ounces black beans (you will have extra to serve on the side)
  • Guacamole optional as a side


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice polenta into 1/4 inch rounds (should make 15 slices), place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes, flipping at 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile cut cheese slices into 1/4 inch strips, then cut those strips in half so they are about 2 inches long. Rinse black beans.
  4. When polenta slices are done, take out of the oven. Top with about 1/2 tablespoon salsa, place black beans for the eyes. Then cover with cheese slices back and forth to form mummy strips.
  5. Place back in the oven and bake for another 10 minutes. Serve and watch little faces light up with excitement! For a complete meal, serve with the extra black beans and guacamole or diced avocado on the side.

Recipe Notes

I used Follow Your Heart dairy free cheese on these, it melted great. You can use any salsa and beans you like, but I had good success with my fresh salsa recipe and black beans.

Tips to prep ahead: Make salsa and guacamole.

Baby/kid food idea: Great for toddlers and kids as is! Can cut polenta in small pieces after baking and serve to older baby with black beans. For younger baby blend black beans with avocado.