Take grits upscale by adding fresh corn, goat cheese and chives.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2010


Recipe Summary

20 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring water, salt and pepper to a boil in a large saucepan. Slowly pour in grits, stirring constantly. Stir in corn; return to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in half the goat cheese and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in chives (or scallions). Serve each portion sprinkled with some of the remaining cheese.



Tips: Look for quick grits near oatmeal and other hot cereals or near cornmeal in the baking aisle.

To cut kernels from the cob, stand an ear of corn on one end and slice the kernels off with a sharp knife.

Nutrition Facts

157 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 22.4g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 1.5g 6% DV; sugars 1.7g; fat 5.1g 8% DV; saturated fat 3.1g 15% DV; cholesterol 11.2mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 340.3IU 7% DV; vitamin c 2.8mg 5% DV; folate 60mcg 15% DV; calcium 49.9mg 5% DV; iron 1.1mg 6% DV; magnesium 21.6mg 8% DV; potassium 124.3mg 4% DV; sodium 262.4mg 11% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 18% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
Everyone in the family said "REALLY GEAT but More corn Less cheese." But they all liked it so we gave it a 4 star. More corn and just a little less cheese would make it a 5 star. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Simple and Amazing I can't believe there are not more reviews for this recipe. I have been making it ever since I got the issue it was featured in this summer. It was best with fresh summer corn on the grill but is also good with TJ's frozen roasted corn in the winter. I'm thinking of making it to go with beef tenderloin for our x-mas dinner. Pros: Super Easy delish Cons: Combo sounds odd but trust me it works! Read More