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Cheesy Grits With Scallions Recipe

Image of Cheesy Grits With Scallions Recipe
  • Cheesy grits are a southern staple. Mixed with fresh scallions, onions and garlic, this dish is rip roaring and ready to be the perfect side.
  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 2


  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup low-fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cup reduced-fat milk
  • 1 cup regular grits
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped fine
  • 4 white and green scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Onion & Herb Seasoning Blend 
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Bring the water and milk to a slow simmer in a 1-quart saucepot.
  2. Slowly add the grits and stir.
  3. Turn the heat to low and cover, stirring every five minutes until the grits have a consistency of oatmeal.
  4. When they are done, add the cheese and stir.
  5. Partially cover.
  6. While the grits are cooking, add the olive oil to a medium-sized warm sauté pan.
  7. Add the garlic and onions and sauté slowly until they are clear but not brown.
  8. Next, add the scallions and toss with onion mix and Onion & Herb Seasoning Blend.
  9. Cook gently.
  10. Plate the grits to bowls.
  11. Top with the onion mix.