Grits & Greens

A crowd-pleasing dish that is easy to make and easy on the wallet. Serve it morning, noon or night as a side dish or an entrée.

 
Prep
10 min.
Cook
55 min.
Serves
10-12
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook grits according to package directions.
  2. Remove grits from heat, stir in cream cheese and half of cheddar cheese until melted. Stir in greens, eggs, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour into a lightly greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish, sprinkle with remaining cheese and bacon. Bake, uncovered, 55 to 60 minutes or until set and golden brown. Sprinkle with green onions before serving.

VARIATIONS: Prepare recipe as directed, except:

  • Quick and Creamy Grits & Greens - Omit eggs and do not bake
  • Mexican-Style Grits & Greens – Substitute Pepper Jack cheese for Cheddar cheese
  • Grits & Greens with Tomatoes – Sprinkle 1/2 cup diced fresh tomatoes with the green onion before serving
  • Spicy Grits & Greens – Stir in 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper with salt and pepper in Step 2.
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Ingredients

2 cups quick cooking grits
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, cut into bite-size pieces
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
1 can (27 oz.) Allens® Seasoned Turnip Greens, well drained
3 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp. each salt and black pepper
8 cooked bacon slices, crumbled (1/2 cup)
4 green onions, thinly sliced

  • Prep
    10 min.
  • Cook
    55 min.
  • Serves
    10-12
Ingredients

2 cups quick cooking grits
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, cut into bite-size pieces
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
1 can (27 oz.) Allens® Seasoned Turnip Greens, well drained
3 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp. each salt and black pepper
8 cooked bacon slices, crumbled (1/2 cup)
4 green onions, thinly sliced

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook grits according to package directions.
  2. Remove grits from heat, stir in cream cheese and half of cheddar cheese until melted. Stir in greens, eggs, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour into a lightly greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish, sprinkle with remaining cheese and bacon. Bake, uncovered, 55 to 60 minutes or until set and golden brown. Sprinkle with green onions before serving.

VARIATIONS: Prepare recipe as directed, except:

  • Quick and Creamy Grits & Greens - Omit eggs and do not bake
  • Mexican-Style Grits & Greens – Substitute Pepper Jack cheese for Cheddar cheese
  • Grits & Greens with Tomatoes – Sprinkle 1/2 cup diced fresh tomatoes with the green onion before serving
  • Spicy Grits & Greens – Stir in 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper with salt and pepper in Step 2.
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