Recipe by USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson
"To avoid midmorning hunger, I eat smart but well at breakfast. Like grits. Often cooks will enliven this hot cereal with lots of cheddar cheese and bacon as a side dish. I substitute leaner Parmesan and prosciutto to get big taste for fewer calories."
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water in a microwave-safe measuring cup
thinly sliced prosciutto, minced
grated Parmesan cheese, preferably Reggiano
Black pepper, to taste
YUMMO! What a great breakfast treat! No need for the salt and to make it even more special, I placed a poached egg on top. Delish!
I used pancetta instead of prosciutto, because the pancetta was cubed and I was tired and lazy. I also added some fresh basil. This is rich and creamy and outrageously good.
Exceptional taste; even those not crazy about the thought of grits will give these powerful flavors a big thumbs up!
Delicious even without the prosciutto if you want to make the recipes even healthier. This has become a go-to breakfast item!
I loved this recipe. I also love grits, and think that most people who "hate" them have never tried them when questioned! I subbed canadian bacon for the prosciutto and it was good. But is outstanding with the prosciutto. Pancetta (italian bacon) makes it very special also. When losing weight, it never hurts to splurge a little and make yourself feel special!
awesome!!! my first time as a first reviewer for an allrecipe! my boyfriend & i both like grits but avoided the recipes which seemed laden with butter or cheese (or both). i followed this recipe as directed, making only a couple modifications such as substituting olive oil for vegetable oil & omitting the salt because the ham & cheese are loaded with the stuff. lastly, my prosciutto should have been sliced thinner but still fried up fine. next time i'll make sure it's cut paper thin. the subtle flavors in this dish mingle well together. hot cereals make wonderful comfort food. thank you pam!
this dish is delish. I use low sodium ham diced mighty small
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grits With Parmesan and Prosciutto
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 202
** Calories from Fat: 76
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