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Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro Photo by: Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

Goat Cheese Grits

The addition of goat cheese makes this traditional Southern side dish smooth and satisfying. Garnish with an extra sprig of fresh parsley.

Cooking Light APRIL 2009

  • Yield: 10 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) goat cheese
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Gradually add grits and salt to pan, stirring constantly with a whisk. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in cheese and remaining ingredients.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 99
  • Fat: 3.6g
  • Saturated fat: 2.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 3.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 12.8g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 9mg
  • Iron: 0.8mg
  • Sodium: 237mg
  • Calcium: 38mg

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