1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound fresh broccoli florets
½ cup minced onion
¾ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 cloves minced garlic
4 cups 1% milk
1 cup uncooked quick grits
1 cup 2%, shredded cheddar cheese
6 ounces country ham, cut into ½ inch pieces
1 large egg, beaten
Salt and pepper to taste

16, ½ cup servings

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Coat 13x9x2 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Heat olive oil in a frying pan. Sauté broccoli, onion, garlic and red pepper flakes until vegetables are tender. About 5 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Heat milk to a boil in a large saucepan. Slowly, whisk in grits. Reduce heat and stir continuously until thickened. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the cheese.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in ham, broccoli mixture, cheese, egg, salt and pepper. Mix until well blended. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle with reserved cheese. Bake, uncovered for 30 minutes, or until top is set and lightly puffed.

Nutritional Analysis: 
120 calories
3.5 g fat
1 g saturated fat
25 mg cholesterol
370 mg sodium
13 g carbohydrate
1 g fiber
4 g sugar
9 g protein

Country Ham and Broccoli Grits - Plate it Up! Kentucky Proud

Kentucky Proud Project
County Extension Agents for Family and Consumer Sciences 
University of Kentucky, Dietetics and Human Nutrition Students

March, 2013

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