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Spicy Cheesy Grits

 

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Recipe

Spicy Cheesy Grits

Using The Cheese Guy’s Habanero Monterey Jack cheese I made the most flavorful grits. They can be eaten right away, or baked in the oven and served any time. I actually preferred them reheated the next day. These grits can kick off your day right, but might be even better as a side dish to fish or some hearty veggies any evening.

Times

  • Prep Time : 5 min
  • Cook Time : 20-40 min
  • Ready Time : 25 min

Servings

4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk (any kind will do, I used 1%)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 1 cup cornmeal or grits
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 ounces shredded The Cheese Guy’s Habanero Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

Place the milk, water and salt into a large, heavy bottomed pot over medium high heat and bring to a boil.  Gradually add in cornmeal, whisking constantly.   Decrease heat to low.  Cover and whisk every 3 minutes or so to prevent burning.  Cook 15-20 minutes.

Remove from heat, add pepper, butter cheese, stir until melted.  Enjoy as is or place in an oven safe dish and bake for 20-30 minutes at 350 until ready to eat.

 

Nutrients

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 300
  • Total Fat: 14g
  • Sodium: 860mg
  • Total Carbs: 30g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 13g

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About Tamar Genger MA, RD

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Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!

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