Carolina Brunch-Style Grits

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.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 8

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)
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    270
    (
    Calories from Fat
    120),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    13g
    13%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    35mg
    35%;
    Sodium
    770mg
    770%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    27g
    27%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    11g
    11%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    60%;
    Vitamin C
    2%;
    Calcium
    20%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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