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Cheddar and Scallion Grits

Real Simple JUNE 2006

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 237
  • Calories from fat: 41%
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 37mg
  • Cholesterol: 883mg
  • Carbohydrate: 32g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 11g

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