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Asiago Cheese Grits

Hands-on time 5 mins
Other time 3 hrs
Yield Makes 6 servings
The Twist: The slow cooker's steady moist heat releases the starch in stone-ground grits with minimal stirring, creating a naturally rich, creamy texture with little or no added dairy products. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked stone-ground grits
  • 1/2 cup (2-oz.) shredded Asiago cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

How to Make It

  1. Stir together grits and 3 cups water in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes, allowing grits to settle to bottom; tilt slow cooker slightly, and skim off solids using a fine wire-mesh strainer. Cover and cook on HIGH 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until grits are creamy and tender, stirring every 45 minutes.

  2. Stir in cheese and next 3 ingredients.