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Reduced-Fat Baked Cheese Grits

Yield Makes 7 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)


  • 2 2/3 cups water
  • 2/3 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 2 tablespoons light margarine
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 (8-ounce) loaf light pasteurized prepared cheese product, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 131
  • fat 5 g
  • carbohydrate 14 g
  • sodium 389 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring 2 2/3 cups water to a boil; gradually whisk in grits, and cook, stirring often, 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Add margarine and next 4 ingredients; stir until blended. Spoon into a lightly greased 8-inch baking dish.

  2. Bake at 350º for 40 minutes, or until lightly browned.

  3. Note: Casserole may be prepared and chilled up to 24 hours before baking. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes; bake as directed