Cheese Grits

Cheese Grits

Down South, coarsely ground dried corn kernels called hominy grits are a treasured tradition. A bowl of this steaming-hot favorite, topped with a pat of butter, is a breakfast favorite. The cheese can be left out if you prefer.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

8

servings

2
cups milk
2
cups water
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup uncooked quick-cooking corn grits
1 1/2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
2
medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons)
2
large eggs, slightly beaten
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1/4
teaspoon paprika
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 1 1/2-quart casserole with cooking spray.
  2. In 2-quart saucepan, heat milk, water, salt and pepper to boiling. Gradually add grits, stirring constantly; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened. Stir in cheese and onions.
  3. Stir 1 cup of the grits mixture into eggs, then stir back into remaining grits in saucepan. Pour into casserole. Cut butter into small pieces; sprinkle over grits. Sprinkle with paprika.
  4. Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Lighter Cheese Grits:
For 1 gram of fat and 125 calories per serving, use fat-free (skim) milk and 1 cup reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, and substitute 1/2 cup fat-free egg product for the eggs. Omit butter.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 220
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 85mg;
  • Sodium 340mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 11g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.