Savory Cream of Wheat

Rose Ong


In my early 20's, I lived with some southern belles in Alaska! They were crazy for grittes with butter and cheese, but they couldn't find grittes in Alaska - so they would cook up a batch of Cream of Wheat and add butter and cheese. I loved the result and have passed it on to my husband and sons who also love this savory treat whenever they get the munchies. Give it a try and you'll agree; desperation is the true mother of invention!

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5 Min
15 Min


1/3 c
cream of wheat
1 2/3 c
water, boiling
1/2 c
cheese, shredded
1 Tbsp
salt and pepper to taste


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1Using a wire whip, gradually whip cereal into the boiling water. Stir constantly.

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2Reduce the heat and allow to boil until thick. Only takes a few minutes.

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3Add shredded cheese and butter. Any favorite cheese will do, but I prefer sharp cheddar.

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4Serve immediately. Makes two medium size bowls. This recipe multiplies well 3 or 4 times the original.

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Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Cream, #cheese, #wheat