Ham & Cheese Grits Casserole Recipe
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Ham & Cheese Grits Casserole Recipe

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My book club ladies often ask me to bring “those grits.” I'd tell you how to store them, but I never have any left! — Debi Mitchell, Flower Mound, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 1/2 cup Southwestern-style egg substitute
  • 5 ounces reduced-fat process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/4 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 284 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 1,212 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, bring stock to a boil. Slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, covered, about 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. In a small bowl, stir a small amount of hot grits into egg substitute; return all to pan, mixing well.
  2. Add process cheese, milk and butter; stir until cheese is melted. Stir in ham, green onions and seasonings. Transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until edges are golden brown and cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Ham & Cheese Grits Casserole in Taste of Home February/March 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 284 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 1,212 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Reviews for Ham & Cheese Grits Casserole

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Reviewed May. 5, 2014

"Excellent breakfast dish! Great way to use up leftover Easter ham! Now I did use real cheese mild cheddar instead of the fake cheese and fat free milk. I did not have southwest type of egg substitute so I used plain egg substitute and added two tablespoons of salsa. This recipe cuts in half very well for a smaller crowd."

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

"This was extremely good, very pleasing to the palette! I like the green onion addition with the crush red pepper flakes. I added some Parmesan to give it a little more kick as well."

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"This was pretty good but a bit too salty for me (and I love salty foods!). Could have used more veggies, such as bell peppers, as another reviewer suggested."

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Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014

"I made this recipe for a Sunday Brunch. I was delicious. I added a couple cloves of fresh,chopped garlic for an extra zing."

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Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014

"Delicious. My first experience with grits! I thought it was a little salty; next time I will omit the added salt and perhaps add less ham. Would be good with some finely chopped green or red peppers too."

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