Mexican Cheese Grits

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  • 1 cup uncooked regular grits
  • 1 (8-ounce) loaf pasteurized prepared cheese product
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1 (12-ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper


  1. Cook grits according to package directions. Stir in cheese product until melted. Stir together milk and eggs; stir into grits mixture.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add onion and next 3 ingredients, and sauté until tender. Stir onion mixture, 1 cup shredded cheese, and ground red pepper into grits mixture. Pour into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
  3. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes; sprinkle with remaining 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese, and bake 5 to 10 more minutes or until cheese melts.
  4. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Velveeta Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product.
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