Cheesy Baked Grits (Healthier)

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Total Time
1hr
Prep
20 mins
Cook
40 mins

In 'The America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Adjust an oven rack to the lower-middle position; preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Lightly coat a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with vegetable oil spray.
  3. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Add the onion and salt; cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the water, milk, and hot sauce; bring to a boil.
  6. Pour the grits into the boiling liquid in a very slow stream while whisking constantly in a circular motion to prevent clumping.
  7. Cover and decrease heat to low.
  8. Cook, stirring often and vigorously (make sure to scrape the corners of the pot), until the grits are thick and creamy, 10-15 minutes.
  9. Off the heat, whisk in 1/2 cup of the cheddar, the eggs, and pepper.
  10. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish, smooth the top, and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  11. Bake until the top is browned and the grits are hot, 35-40 minutes.
  12. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.
  13. Per 2/3 cup serving--200 calories, 8 g fat, 22 g carb, 9 g protein.