Prepare the grits one day ahead; cover and refrigerate. Slice and grill the squares right before the party.

Recipe by Cooking Light September 2006


Recipe Summary

8 servings (serving size: 1 grit cake)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine the first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Gradually add grits, stirring constantly with a whisk. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Stir in basil, thyme, and parsley. Pour grits into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Press plastic wrap onto surface of grits; chill for 2 hours or until firm.

  • Prepare grill.

  • Cut grits into 8 (2 x 4-inch) portions. Grill grit cakes for 6 minutes. Carefully turn grit cakes over, and sprinkle each cake with 1 teaspoon cheese. Grill for 6 minutes or until lightly browned and heated through.

Nutrition Facts

75 calories; calories from fat 25%; fat 2.1g; saturated fat 1.2g; mono fat 0.6g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 2g; carbohydrates 12g; fiber 0.3g; cholesterol 5mg; iron 0.6mg; sodium 155mg; calcium 22mg.