You are here: Home » Recipes » Stack it Up Polenta Stack it Up Polenta Recipe by Relish Contributor Yield 8 servings Prep 45 mins Cook - PrintEmail Ingredients 1 pkg instant polenta, cooked according to pkg directionsshredded parmesan cheese1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese1 tablespoon Italian seasoning1/2 teaspoon garlic powder6 ounces can California olives, chopped1 marinara sauce (purchased) or recipe in instructions below (YUM!)Marinara Sauce1/2 cup olive oil2 small onions, finely chopped3 cloves garlic, finely chopped2 stalks celery, finely chopped2 carrots, finely chopped1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepper2 tablespoons Italian seasoning2 tablespoons red wine1 tablespoon sugar1 bay leaf2 cans 32oz of crushed tomatoes, pureed Instructions Make polenta as directed on package. Add 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese. Pour into buttered 11 x 13 inch pan and refrigerate 1 hour. Cut into 16 squares. Brush both sides with olive oil and grill until crispy in preheated pan. While it is cooking, mix ricotta cheese, 1/2 c parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, olives and garlic in small bowl. Heat marinara sauce. Layer 1 piece of polenta, cheese mixture, and marinara sauce. Repeat to form another layer on top. Enjoy! Marinara sauce Heat oil. Add garlic and onions and saute until translucent. Add celery, carrots, salt and ppper. Saute until soft. Add tomatoes, seasonings and sugar. Simmer covered about 1 1/2 hours. Remove bay leaf.