Simply Filling and Core Recipes - Recipe of the Day: Cheesy Grits and Sausage

03-10-2005, 11:28 AM
Cheesy Grits and Sausage

"If the savory cheddar cheese, sausage, and jalapeno peppers in this
Southern breakfast favorite don't wake you up, nothing will!"

NOTES : Count points for the turkey sausage.

Serving Size : 4

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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4 cups water
1 cup quick-cooking grits
4 ounces uncooked turkey sausage -- cooked and drained
2 tablespoons sliced green onions
4 teaspoons fresh jalapeno pepper -- finely chopped and seeded
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup fat-free shredded cheddar cheese

In a medium saucepan bring water to boiling. Slowly add grits, stirring constantly. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cook and stir for 5-7 min or till water is absorbed and mixture is thickened.

Stir in the cooked turkey sausage, green onion, jalapeno pepper, garlic salt, and black pepper. Spoon into serving dishes. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.