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Grits With Parmesan and Prosciutto

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"To avoid midmorning hunger, I eat smart but well at breakfast. Like grits. Often cooks will enliven this hot cereal with lots of cheddar cheese and bacon as a side dish. I substitute leaner Parmesan and prosciutto to get big taste for fewer calories."
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servings 202
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Microwave water until very hot, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add prosciutto; saute until moisture evaporates and bits start to fry and crisp, about 3 minutes. Remove prosciutto; set aside.
  3. Add the hot water to the empty pan and bring to a boil. Whisk in grits and salt. Simmer, uncovered, over medium-low heat until thick, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in prosciutto, cheese, butter and pepper to taste. Let stand to cool and allow flavors to blend, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve.


  • Copyright 2005 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 202 calories; 8.5 23.6 7.3 20 504 Full nutrition

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YUMMO! What a great breakfast treat! No need for the salt and to make it even more special, I placed a poached egg on top. Delish!

I used pancetta instead of prosciutto, because the pancetta was cubed and I was tired and lazy. I also added some fresh basil. This is rich and creamy and outrageously good.

Exceptional taste; even those not crazy about the thought of grits will give these powerful flavors a big thumbs up!

awesome!!! my first time as a first reviewer for an allrecipe! my boyfriend & i both like grits but avoided the recipes which seemed laden with butter or cheese (or both). i followed this recipe...

Very tasty.

Delicious even without the prosciutto if you want to make the recipes even healthier. This has become a go-to breakfast item!

I loved this recipe. I also love grits, and think that most people who "hate" them have never tried them when questioned! I subbed canadian bacon for the prosciutto and it was good. But is ou...

this dish is delish. I use low sodium ham diced mighty small

This was great I made it for my husband this morning and he loved it. I baked the prosciutto in the oven instead of frying it.