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Cheddar and Scallion Grits

Photo: James Baigrie
Yield

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 cup grits (not instant or quick-cooking)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) grated white Cheddar
  • 2 scallions (white and green parts), thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Nutrition Information

  • calories 237
  • caloriesfromfat 41 %
  • fat 13 g
  • satfat 8 g
  • cholesterol 883 mg
  • carbohydrate 32 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • sugars 1 g
  • protein 11 g

How to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 4 1/4 cups water and the salt to a boil. Whisking constantly, slowly add the grits in a steady stream. Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring frequently, until the grits are thick, creamy, and pulling away from the side of the pan, 15 to 20 minutes. Add the Cheddar and stir until it melts. Add the scallions, pepper, and butter and stir.