cheesy grits with crispy pancetta


Yields 4 Serving(s)
Papetti's® Easy Eggs® Liquid Whole Eggs #91200 3/4 cup(s)
pancetta, sliced into strips 2 oz.
water 3 cup(s)
kosher salt 1 tsp.
grits 3/4 cup(s)
butter, sliced into 1 Tbs pieces 4 Tbs.
sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded 4 oz.
garlic, finely minced 1/2 oz.
ground cayenne pepper to taste
Cheesy Grits with Crispy Pancetta
quick tips
  • Serve as a side dish to chicken, pork or fish or as an entrée
  • Daypart suggestion: lunch or dinner


  • 1.Heat sauté pan over medium to high heat. Add pancetta and fry until crispy. Remove from pan and set aside on paper towels. Once cool, break into pieces.
  • 2.In medium saucepan, combine water and salt. Bring to heavy boil over high heat.
  • 3.Stir in grits with whisk. Reduce heat to medium. Stirring constantly, cook about 10 minutes, or until all water is absorbed.
  • 4.Stir in butter 1 Tbs. at a time.
  • 5.Stir in eggs quickly. Blend thoroughly, before eggs are fully cooked, about 1 ½-2 minutes.
  • 6.Stir in cheese and garlic.
  • 7.Add cayenne pepper to taste.
  • 8.To serve, spoon 1 cup of hot grits into bowl. Top with 0.50 oz. pancetta.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size (g)
  • Servings Per Container 300
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 410 Calories from Fat 280
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat 31g 48%
    • Saturated Fat 17g 85%
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 230mg 77%
  • Sodium 970mg 40%
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 17g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 30% Iron 50%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 · Carbohydrate 4 · Protein 4