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Cheesy Grits with Mushrooms and Peppers

Cheesy Grits with Mushrooms and PeppersVersatile grits make an appearance in this simple cheese, pepper and mushroom dish. A hearty and comforting main dish for cool weather.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 cups water
1 cup quick grits
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
6 slices bacon, coarsely chopped
1 cup chopped green onions
3/4 cup diced green bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced

Cooking Directions:

  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium, covered saucepan; slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat to low. Cook, covered, for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Add cheese and hot pepper sauce to saucepan; stir until cheese is melted. Cover; keep warm.
  3. Cook bacon over medium heat in a large skillet until brown but not crisp. Remove bacon; reserve drippings. Sauté green onions, bell pepper and garlic in drippings for 2 to 3 minutes. Add mushroom; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender.
  4. Place cheesy grits in a shallow serving bowl. Top with mushroom mixture; sprinkle with bacon. Serve immediately.

Makes 8 servings.

Dish Suggestion: Add 8 ounces peeled and deveined medium raw shrimp and 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice to pan with mushrooms. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Serve as above.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.