Good Morning Cheese Grits

Holly Clegg
  • Yield: 2 servings


1/3cup diced Canadian bacon or diced ham
1/2cup quick grits
2cups skim milk
1/2cup fat-free chicken broth or milk
1/3cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2teaspoon paprika
dash cayenne pepper
1/4cup chopped green onions
-- Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In nonstick pot coated with nonstick cooking spray, cook Canadian bacon until begins to brown. Add grits, milk, and broth. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover, and continue cooking until grits are done, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Stir in cheese, paprika, cayenne and green onions. Season to taste. Makes about 2 cups.
Spicy Advice: For a Southern classic, add 1/2 pound cooked shrimp.
Recipe reprinted with permission from Holly Clegg’s Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle at Any Age (2010).

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 316
  • Fat 5g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 27mg
  • Sodium 614mg
  • Carbohydrate 45g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Protein 22g