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Cheesy Grits and Sausage

  • 20 m
  • 25 m
Diabetic Living Magazine
“If the savory cheddar cheese, sausage, and jalapeno peppers in this southern breakfast recipe don't wake you up, nothing will! Serve it with your favorite fresh fruit juice.”


    • 2 cups water
    • ½ cup quick-cooking grits
    • 2 ounces uncooked bulk turkey sausage, cooked and drained
    • 1 tablespoon sliced green onion
    • 2 teaspoons finely chopped, seeded fresh jalapeno pepper
    • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
    • Dash black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese


  • 1 In a medium saucepan bring water to boiling. Slowly add grits, stirring constantly. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cook and stir for 5 to 7 minutes or until the water is absorbed and mixture is thickened.
  • 2 Stir in the cooked turkey sausage, green onion, jalapeno pepper, garlic salt, and black pepper. Spoon into serving dishes. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.
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