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Grilled Garlic Cheese Grits

 Grilled Garlic Cheese Grits
"Grits are an everyday food here in the South, I came up with this easy recipe one day when I ran out of potatoes. It's a great alternative to a baked potato when served with grilled steak or chicken," offer Holly Bonds of Smyrna, Georgia.
9 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + cooling Grill: 10 min.


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked old-fashioned grits
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Slowly add grits and salt,
  • stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 40-45
  • minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Add cheese and
  • garlic; stir until cheese is melted. Pour into a 9-in. square baking
  • dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 2-1/2
  • hours or until firm.
  • Cut grits into 3-in. squares; brush both sides with oil. Using
  • long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and
  • lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat or
  • broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until
  • lightly browned.
  • Yield: 9 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One piece equals 108 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 337 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber,

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Nutritional Facts: 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.