I've used this recipe for over 40 years but it's always been one I'd make a huge batch of to take to pot luck dinners. This is the scaled down, lower calorie version of the traditional recipe. It makes four generous servings at 4 Smart Points per serving.
The original recipe includes butter and more cheese. You'll never miss either ingredient! This is a hearty side dish that goes well with any type of meat main dish.
Jalapeno Cheese Grits
Makes 4 generous servings
3 Smart Points per serving on Freestyle program
½ cup instant grits
2 cups water
½ - ¾ tsp. Lawrey’s seasoned salt
2 oz. grated cheddar cheese
Chopped jalapeno peppers, can use fresh or canned
1 egg, beaten to a froth
Bring water to a boil, add seasoned salt and grits. Cook over low heat until thickened- 5 to 7 minutes.
Stir in grated cheese, garlic powder and jalapeno peppers. Mix thoroughly.
Fold in beaten egg.
Pour mixture into a 2-quart casserole sprayed with Pam. Bake at 350° until brown and bubbly – 20 to 25 minutes. You can also cook this in the microwave then pop under the broiler to brown.