Quick ham grits

Quick ham grits
Fat 59% Carbs 26% Protein 15%
Percent Calories

1 serving of quick ham grits contains 414 Calories. The macronutrient breakdown is 26% carbs, 59% fat, and 15% protein. This is a good source of protein (28% of your Daily Value), calcium (27% of your Daily Value), and vitamin a (18% of your Daily Value).

2 servings
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes



  1. Combine the water, milk, butter, and measured salt and pepper in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat until shimmering. Add the ham and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned all over, about 5 to 6 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside.
  3. Whisk the grits into the simmering milk mixture and bring to a boil. Continue to boil without stirring for 1 minute. Cover with a tightfitting lid, remove the pan from the heat, and let sit until the grits are tender, about 7 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, shred the cheese on the large holes of a box grater (you should have about 3/4 cup). Thinly slice the white and light green parts of the scallion; set aside.
  5. When the grits are ready, uncover and stir them to incorporate all of the liquid; stir until the grits are smooth. Sprinkle with two-thirds of the cheese and stir until combined and melted. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.
  6. Divide the grits between 2 bowls and sprinkle with the remaining third of the cheese. Top with the reserved ham and scallions and add a few dashes of hot sauce. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

For 1 serving of quick ham grits (284g)

Nutrient Value %DV
Calories 414
Fats 27g 34%
Saturated fats 11g 57%
Trans fats 1g
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 1116mg 49%
Carbs 27g 10%
Net carbs 26g
Fiber 1g 4%
Sugar 3g
Protein 15g
Calcium 273mg 27%
Iron 1mg 15%
Potassium 245mg 5%
Vitamin D 1μg 8%
Vitamins and Minerals
Alpha carotene 0.1μg
Beta carotene 78μg
Caffeine 0mg
Choline 42mg 8%
Copper 0.1mg 6%
Fluoride 12μg
Folate (B9) 55μg 14%
Lycopene 0.1μg
Magnesium 28mg 7%
Manganese 0.1mg 2%
Niacin 2mg 15%
Pantothenic acid 0.4mg 9%
Phosphorus 258mg 37%
Retinol 154μg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.4mg 28%
Selenium 19μg 35%
Theobromine 0mg
Thiamine 0.4mg 33%
Vitamin A IU 643IU
Vitamin A 160μg 18%
Vitamin B12 1μg 34%
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 11%
Vitamin C 2mg 2%
Vitamin D IU 49IU
Vitamin D2 0μg
Vitamin D3 1μg
Vitamin E 2mg 14%
Vitamin K 8μg 7%
Zinc 2mg 18%
Sugar 3g
Sucrose 0.1g
Glucose 0g
Fructose 0g
Lactose 3g
Maltose 0g
Galactose 0g
Starch 20g
Saturated fats 11g 57%
Monounsaturated fats 11g
Polyunsaturated fats 2g
Trans fats 1g
Fatty Acids
Total omega 3 0.2g
Total omega 6 1g
Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) 0.2g
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0g
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 0g
Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA) 0g
Amino Acids
Alanine 0.5g
Arginine 0.3g
Aspartic acid 1g
Cystine 0.1g
Glutamic acid 2g
Glycine 0.3g
Histidine 0.3g
Hydroxyproline 0g
Isoleucine 1g
Leucine 1g
Lysine 1g
Methionine 0.3g
Phenylalanine 1g
Proline 1g
Serine 0.5g
Threonine 0.5g
Tryptophan 0.2g
Tyrosine 1g
Valine 1g

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