Cheesy Grits and Sausage

Serves 2

Serving size: ¾ cup



2 cups water

½ cup quick-cooking grits

2 ounces cooked turkey sausage

1 tablespoon green onion, sliced

2 tablespoon jalapeño, chopped and seeded

¼ teaspoon garlic salt

Dash black pepper

2 tablespoon reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded



  1. In a medium saucepan bring water to a boil.  Slowly add grits, stirring constantly.  Return to a boil; reduce heat.  Cook and stir for 5-7 minutes or until the water has absorbed and the mixture is thickened.
  2. Stir in cooked turkey, green onion, jalapeño, garlic salt, and black pepper.  Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

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Nutrition information for 1 serving:

Serving size kcals Pro (g) CHO (g) Sugar (g) Fiber (g) Fat (g) Ca (mg) Sodium (mg) Iron (mg) VitD (µg) Folate (µg)
3/4 cup 218 9 32.5 0.5 1 5 60 584.5 2 0 91

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