Cheese (& Pumpkin) Grits

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 98.5
  • Total Fat: 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 44.6 mg
  • Sodium: 510.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g

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This is a family recipe. I added pumpkin to hide some vitamins for my kids and improve the color. This is a family recipe. I added pumpkin to hide some vitamins for my kids and improve the color.
Number of Servings: 24


    6 cups water
    1/2 cup butter
    1 1/2 tsp. salt
    1 1/2 cups grits
    1 pound Velveeta light, cubed
    3 eggs, beaten
    1 cup canned pumpkin


In a large pan, bring water, salt and butter to a boil. Once it is boiling, add the grits while stirring and cook until the mixture is thick. When it is thick, add the eggs and Velveeta and stir until the cheese is melted. Towards the end, it is best to stir with a whisk until you are sure the lumps of Velveeta are gone. Stir in pumpkin. Pour into a greased, 9x13 pan. Bake for 90 minutes at 250 degrees. I do this in a crockpot on low at Thanksgiving so my oven is available for my other side dishes that need a higher temperature. This makes about 24 half cup servings. It's cheesy, delicious, and my kids don't know I've hidden a vegetable in it. I am experimenting to lower the amount of butter which I expect to be successful.

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JENNYCHERIE.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty & easy to make. I used less butter...1/4 cup...and next time will 1/2 that again to 2 T. May experiment with cheeses, too. I used the 1 cup pumpkin called for & didn't taste the pumpkin in the final product. Next time I'll use the whole can. May try adding a little cayenne or paprika. - 11/30/10

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    what's the history on this dish! I love grits with anything and my daughter loves pumpkins and we have some growing right now in the garden! - 4/14/09

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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Butter? All that salt? THREE eggs? And Velveeta, even tho' it's LIGHT????
    How in the sam hill is this "healthful?"
    I enjoy grits but I wouldn't touch this recipe with a ten-foot pole...or walking stick!
    - 11/22/07

    Reply from JENNYCHERIE (6/30/08)
    The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of butter--for 24 servings. That's approximately 2 teaspoons of butter per serving. The original recipe (before I modified it to make it healthier) called for 1 1/2 cups but I cut it back significantly & made other changes to make a bad recipe better.

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    Very Good
    I'm very excited about this recipe! - 11/1/07

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    Very Good
    Sounds great! I love grits! - 11/1/07