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Loaded Ham and Cheese Grits Casserole

loaded ham and cheese grits casserole Appetizer Southern
Loaded Ham and Cheese Grits Casserole
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 12

Grits may be a Southern tradition, but when they’re made into a casserole and loaded with cheese and ham, it’s a tradition everyone can get behind. ...MORE+ LESS-

January 29, 2018

Ingredients

1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth (4 cups)
2
cups milk
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2
cups quick-cooking grits
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
2
cups chopped ham
1/2
cup sliced green onions, plus 2 tablespoons for topping
3
eggs, beaten

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 4-quart saucepan, heat broth, milk and pepper to boiling. Slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened and no lumps remain. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the cheese until melted. Stir in ham, 1/2 cup green onions and the eggs; transfer to baking dish.
  • 3
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until center is set. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with remaining 2 tablespoons green onions before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Shredded pepper Jack cheese may be substituted for Cheddar to give this casserole a spicy kick.
  • Cover and refrigerate any leftovers, which can be reheated in the microwave the next day.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
730mg
30%
Potassium
200mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
3g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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