Grits Pizza Recipe

Created by Brenda Hulin, this Southern-style breakfast pizza includes grits, a coarse meal made from ground dried corn.

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This recipe utilizes yellow stone ground corn grits, which are the most flavorful and are made from whole kernel dried corn. It is very versatile and can be made several different ways.

If a brunch casserole, suits your fancy, top the hot pizza with 8 poached or over-easy eggs and serve each guest an egg-topped slice. If you wish to journey south-of-the-border, replace pizza sauce with salsa and use Monterey jack instead of mozzarella.

This recipe will make one 9 × 13-inch pizza.

Make it tonight!

Ingredients

7 cups water

1 teaspoon salt

1-1/2 cups corn grits

2 tablespoons butter

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

1 cup pizza sauce or thick pasta sauce

1 pound sliced mushrooms, sautéed

2 cups finely diced ham

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

1. Bring water and salt to a rolling boil in a heavy pot. Slowly pour grits into the water, stirring constantly to keep grains from clumping. Boil for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring, until mixture thickens. Then reduce heat to medium-low and cook grits for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring constantly.

2. When grits are thick enough to hold a spoon standing upright in the pot, add butter and Cheddar cheese. Stir until well blended. Pour grits into a buttered oblong baking dish, smooth top, and let stand for 10 minutes.

3. Top grits with pizza or pasta sauce and cover with sautéed mushrooms, diced ham, and mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes, or until cheese is melted and lightly browned. Let stand several minutes before serving.

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Posted by M Dee Dubroff, on May 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM