Monday, November 17, 2014

Cheese Grits and Roasted Tomatoes

I haven't posted a recipe in a good long while. Recently I was cleaning out on of those baskets where you throw everything in a fit of cleaning -- what? You don't have those around your house? -- Anyway, at the bottom of the basket was a slightly crumpled page torn from Southern Living (May 2014). I glanced over it, wondering why I'd saved it. Cheese Grits and Roasted Tomatoes. That's why I'd saved it.

I never met a grit I didn't like. Seriously, grits and cheese and cold autumn go together just fine. Of course I didn't have the exact ingredients on hand, but I had enough to make it work just fine.

Roasted Tomatoes

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a pan a 7 x 11 baking dish. Slice 1 lb. (or however many you have) Compari tomatoes in half. Arrange in pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper, drizzle generously with olive oil. Bake 20-30 minutes, until tender. 

Now these are fabulous just as they are, but wait until you pair them with the cheese grits. Heaven!

Cheese Grits

1/2 cup milk
3 cups water
1 t. salt
2 T. salted butter
1 cup stoneground yellow grits
2 oz. Laughing Cow cheese (I used the light, but any would work)
1/2 cup shredded cheese (I use the Mexican blend)
salt and pepper to taste

Bring milk through butter to a boil in a medium sized saucepan over medium high heat. Stir in grits, reduce heat to medium low, and cover pan. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes or until grits are tender. Fold in both cheeses until melted. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Top with tomatoes and serve.

So yummy! So filling! So comforting!

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  1. This sounds like a yummy and comforting recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow! I never would have thought of this pairing :). I'll have to pin it for later!

  3. Mmmmm, grits! Those look super yummy. I'm like you about grits -- never met one I didn't like. :) I'll have to give those a try!

  4. This looks delicious! I've never had grits before! I'll definitely have to try them soon!

  5. Yum! I absolutely love cheesy grits as well...have never thought to pair them with tomatoes. Thanks for sharing...will be cooking it soon, it is only 17 degrees and snowy in Chicago, so a heart warming meal is a MUST! Amanda :)

  6. I LOVE this! It looks easy enough for me to pull off! Thanks!!


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