Fresh Salsa and Grits Recipe

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Fresh salsa is SO much better than the jarred kind, but it doesn't keep as long. We seldom are able to finish it before the "best by" date. Today I found a way to use some leftover salsa that needed to be used up, and it was really good!

Grits and Salsa Puff (kinda like a Soufflé but not as puffy!)


  • 1/2 cup uncooked grits
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh salsa
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  • Heat oven to 350.
  • Boil the water and add salt and grits. Simmer, stirring often, until water is absorbed and grits are thick.

  • Stir butter and salsa into grits until butter is melted. Stir in cheese and then beaten egg until mixed well.

  • Pour into 1 quart buttered or oiled baking dish and bake at 350 for 30 - 40 minutes until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  • Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

    Serves 4

    Note: I still had some leftover salsa, so I put that in a freezer container and labeled it "salsa for cooking" and put it in the freezer. I may want to make this again!

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