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Ham and Grits Casserole

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 50 mins
Yield 8 (3/4-cup) servings.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick-cooking grits, uncooked
  • 1 cup chopped reduced-fat, low-salt ham
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-calorie margarine
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup egg substitute
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 166
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 5.3 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 10.6 g
  • carbohydrate 19.5 g
  • fiber 1.1 g
  • cholesterol 14 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 365 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 4 cups water and salt in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in grits; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until grits are thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add ham, margarine, and Worcestershire sauce; stir until margarine melts. Gradually add egg substitute, stirring well.

  2. Spoon grits mixture into an 11- x 7- x 1 1/2-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 additional minutes or until cheese melts. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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