Recipes Cheesy Grits (Vegetarian, Breakfast)

Number of Servings

    2 cups water
    1/2 cup quick grits
    3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
    1 Tbsp. reduced-fat margarine
    2 Tbsp. chopped green chiles or picante sauce
    1 egg, separated
    1/4 cup skim milk
    Nonstick cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring water to boil in heavy sauce pan. Stir in grits. Return to boil in heavy sauce pan. Stir in grits. Return to boil, then reduce heat, partially cover, and cook for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add cheese a little at a time until it melts. Add margarine and chiles. Stir well. Beat egg yolk with milk and stir into grits. Whip egg white until stiff and fold into grits. Pour into a 5x5” casserole dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake 45 minutes until a knife inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Information

418 Calories; 23g Fat (49.3% calories from fat); 18g Protein; 34g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 151mg Cholesterol; 389mg Sodium.