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Dixie Grits Casserole

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Categories: Casseroles
Type: Side Dishes

If plain old grits don't fill the bill, try this delicious casserole -- it turns a simple grain into a star!

Serves: Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups hot water
  • 1 cup quick cooking grits
  • 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Kraft reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-calorie margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 2 eggs or equivalent in egg substitute
  • 1/4 cup skim milk

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with butter-flavored cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Slowly stir grits into boiling water. Lower heat and simmer for 6 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Remove saucepan from heat and fold in Cheddar cheese. Stir in margarine, garlic, and Tabasco sauce.
  4. In a small bowl, combine eggs and skim milk. Add milk mixture to grits mixture. Mix well to combine.
  5. Spread mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Place baking dish on a wire rack and let set for 10 minutes.

excerpted from:

From COOKING HEALTHY ACROSS AMERICA by JoAnna Lund. Used by arrangement with Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright © 2000 by Healthy Exchanges, Inc.

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