karen's fast and easy cheese grits

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By karen morris
from auburn, AL

The first time I made this recipe, I cooked the entire thing in the microwave, but I later realized that if I pre-cooked the grits in a saucepan over medium heat, I could finish it up in the microwave in 2 minutes. Also, the original recipe called for cheddar cheese, but I sometimes use fiesta blend cheese and it is adds a totally unique flavor

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 3-4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For karen's fast and easy cheese grits

  • 2 cups
    water, boiling
  • 1/2
    stick butter or margerine
  • 1
    small-medium clove garlic, minced
  • 1
  • 1/2 cup
    quick cooking grits
  • 2
    large handfulls cheddar cheese

How To Make karen's fast and easy cheese grits

  • 1
    bring the 2 cups water to a rolling boil in a saucepan
  • 2
    add 1/2 cup of quick cooking (not instant) grits, reduce fire to medium heat and cook while stirring to keep from forming lumps and sticking to pot( I use a wire whisk to stir it). It shouldn't be completely cooked, because the microwave will finish cooking it
  • 3
    remove grits from fire and add the egg, whisking to beat it into grits, 1/2 stick margarine,minced garlic clove, and cheddar cheese (or fiesta blend cheese).
  • 4
    transfer mixture to a buttered microwave-safe casserole dish, and place in microwave, cover dish, and finish cooking; between 1-3 minutes,depending on desired thickness, stirring halfway.