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Loaded Ham and Cheese Grits Casserole

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Loaded Ham and Cheese Grits Casserole
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 12
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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.
Updated Jan 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
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Shredded pepper Jack cheese may be substituted for Cheddar to give this casserole a spicy kick.
  • tip 2
    Cover and refrigerate any leftovers, which can be reheated in the microwave the next day.

Nutrition Information

220 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 14g Protein, 19g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
90
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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