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Carolina Brunch-Style Grits

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Popeye had it right--there's nothing better than spinach! Bake it with corn grits, taco seasoning and lots of shredded Cheddar cheese, and it's a brunch with a punch.

Bake-Off® Contest 39, 2000
Inez Duke
Mars Hill, North Carolina

Ingredients

1
cup quick-cooking corn grits
4
cups water
1
can (11 oz) Green Giant™ SteamCrisp® Mexicorn® whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, drained
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
2
tablespoons chopped onion
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cook grits in water as directed on package.
  • 2 In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, mix cooked grits and remaining ingredients except 1 cup of the cheese. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  • 3 Bake 22 to 27 minutes or until edges are bubbly and cheese is melted.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cook grits in water as directed on package.
  • 2 In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, mix cooked grits and remaining ingredients except 1 cup of the cheese. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  • 3 Bake 22 to 27 minutes or until edges are bubbly and cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

To quickly thaw spinach, cut small slit in center of pouch; microwave on High 2 to 3 minutes or until thawed. Remove spinach from pouch; squeeze dry with paper towels.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
8g
39%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
770mg
32%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
3g
3%
Protein
11g
11%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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