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Grits With Parmesan and Prosciutto Recipe

Grits With Parmesan and Prosciutto

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"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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  1. Microwave water until very hot, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add prosciutto; saute until moisture evaporates and bits start to fry and crisp, about 3 minutes. Remove prosciutto; set aside.
  3. Add the hot water to the empty pan and bring to a boil. Whisk in grits and salt. Simmer, uncovered, over medium-low heat until thick, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in prosciutto, cheese, butter and pepper to taste. Let stand to cool and allow flavors to blend, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve.
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  • Copyright 2005 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

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Mar 14, 2006

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!

Aug 04, 2010

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.


10 Ratings

Aug 17, 2006

Exceptional taste; even those not crazy about the thought of grits will give these powerful flavors a big thumbs up!

Aug 18, 2005

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!

Feb 28, 2011

Very tasty.

Jan 05, 2009

Delicious even without the prosciutto if you want to make the recipes even healthier. This has become a go-to breakfast item!

Oct 25, 2008

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!

Apr 20, 2012

this dish is delish. I use low sodium ham diced mighty small


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  • Calories
  • 202 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.6 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 504 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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