Recipe Alert! Yummy Cheese Grits

Who loves cheese grits? We do! They’re delicious and creamy and, if prepared with low-fat, nutritious ingredients, can be a wonderful, healthy meal. We found this terrific cheese grits recipe. Make it with the kids, you’ll be surprised by how quickly it’s gone!

2 servings, about 1 cup each | Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 cup nonfat or low-fat milk
  • 1 cup water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup quick grits
  • 1/4 cup grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese (light, reduced fat or low fat) , divided


  1. Combine milk, water and salt in a saucepan over medium heat; heat until almost boiling.
  2. Reduce the heat to low, whisk in grits and cook, whisking constantly, until they start to thicken, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in 2 tablespoons cheese.
  4. Cover and let stand until most of the liquid has been absorbed and the grits are creamy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Divide between 2 bowls, sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of cheese and serve.


Try using regular grits rather than instant grits, as they are more nutritious. This would require about 20 minutes of cooking as compared to 2-3 minutes.

Nutritional Information:  Per serving, 1 cup each

Calories Protein  (g) Carbohydrate  (g) FAT (g) Fiber (g) Sodium (mg)
183 9 26 5 1 217