Quick Cheese Grits

Quick Cheese Grits

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From the EatingWell Kitchen

Serve alongside spice-rubbed shrimp and sauteed greens.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1½ cups water
  • 6 tablespoons quick-cooking grits
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • ¼ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • Pinch of paprika


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  1. Combine water, grits, salt and garlic powder in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until desired consistency. Remove from the heat and stir in cheese and paprika, stirring until the cheese melts.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 161 calories; 5 g fat(2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 24 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 15 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 410 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 106 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 172 mg sodium; 31 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, ½ high-fat meat

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