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Polpettone Alla Genovese

Polpettone Alla Genovese

Giorgia Fontana
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 218 kcal


  • 1.5 pounds potatoes (2 large ones)
  • 18 oz green beans
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tbsp olive oil total
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 tsp dry marjoram
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs


  • Put the potatoes in a large pot, cover them in water and salt generously. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook until tender, around 30 minutes.
  • In the meantime, clean the green beans by snapping off the ends. Boil the beans for 10 minutes in salted water.
  • When the green beans are cooked, let them cool down for a few minutes, then cut into bite size pieces, around 1 inch in length.
  • Add one tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and the minced garlic to a frying pan. Then, stir fry the green beans for 5 minutes until fragrant.
  • Preheat the oven at 400 F.
  • When the potatoes are nice and soft, peel them and mush them into a large bowl.
  • To the bowl with the mushed potatoes, add beans, Parmesan cheese, eggs, marjoram and pepper. Taste for salt and mix everything thoroughly.
  • Brush a 9x12 baking sheet with 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and coat it lightly with breadcrumbs
  • Fill the baking sheet with the potatoes and green beans mixture. Eaven the surface with the help of a spatula.
  • Coat with an even layer of breadcrumbs and top with the remaining extra virgin olive oil.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until it forms a nice golden crust.
  • Serve hot or room temperature.


Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 8gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 170mgPotassium: 532mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 555IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 123mgIron: 2mg
Keyword polpettone
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