Amy Grant's Favorite Cheese Grits

This recipe is a holiday tradition in the popular singer-songwriter's family.

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- Posted on Jan 5, 2011

Cheese Grits Recipe

My grandmother Zell Grant made her trademark cheese grits as a side dish for family dinners, including Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Ingredients

4 c. water 1 c. milk
1 c. Quaker Quick Grits 2 6-oz. packages Kraft garlic cheese spread, sliced*
1 tsp. salt ½ c. butter
2 eggs ½ c. cubed paprika

Preparation

1. Heat oven to 300°F. Boil water in a saucepan. Add grits and salt. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Meanwhile, beat eggs with milk in a separate bowl. Add cheese, butter, milk-and-egg mixture to grits. Stir until melted. Pour into a 2-quart casserole dish.

3. Bake 45 minutes or until top is golden brown. Sprinkle with paprika.

Serves 6

*If you can't find garlic cheese spread, substitute 1½ cups cubed Velveeta and 1 teaspoon minced garlic.

Nutritional Information:  Calories: 470; Fat: 33g; Cholesterol: 85mg; Sodium: 800mg; Total Carbohydrates: 33g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 7g; Protein: 10g.

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