This smells FABULOUS and had a good taste. I regularly make cheese grits for my family and they set up really nice when you add egg to the grits. I think there were too many eggs added to the mushroom mixture here, and I would have put the egg whites into the grits so they'd set up better. The grits were a little bland for my tastes. I might also add some garlic to the grits. I used regular white grits that take 5-7 minutes to cook, and baby bella mushrooms which did not discolor the grits at all. Also, while the prosciutto was good here, I think it's flavor was covered up a little too much. Pancetta might be a better choice. I may make this again as a brunch dish.
Grits Casserole with Mushrooms, Prosciutto, and Provolone
Use yellow grits for the best presentation; white grits may look gray under the mushroom topping. Make-ahead tip: Cook the grits, spoon into the baking dish, and refrigerate overnight. Let the baking dish stand at room temperature while you prepare the mushroom topping; top the grits, and bake as directed.
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- Calories: 287
- Calories from fat: 30%
- Fat: 9.6g
- Saturated fat: 4.4g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.1g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
- Protein: 16.3g
- Carbohydrate: 35.7g
- Fiber: 2.3g
- Cholesterol: 131mg
- Iron: 2.9mg
- Sodium: 832mg
- Calcium: 136mg
- 5 cups water
- 1 1/4 cups stone-ground yellow grits
- 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded sharp provolone cheese, divided
- 1 teaspoon salt, divided
- Cooking spray
- 1 1/2 teaspoons butter
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 cups thinly sliced portobello mushrooms (about 6 ounces)
- 3 cups thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps (about 4 1/2 ounces)
- 1 teaspoon dried herbes de Provence
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup chopped prosciutto (about 3 ounces)
- 1/3 cup dry white wine
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan; gradually stir in grits. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until thick, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Spoon grits mixture into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, mushrooms, herbes de Provence, and pepper; cook 6 minutes or until mushrooms are tender, stirring frequently. Stir in prosciutto and wine; cook 5 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Stir in eggs and egg whites. Spread mushroom mixture over grits mixture; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until cheese melts and grits are thoroughly heated, and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with parsley.
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