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Weight Watchers cheesy grits in a white bowl

Easy Weight Watchers Cheesy Grits Low Point Recipe

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  • Author: Susan Ramirez
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Diet: Low Fat


Feeling the magnetic pull of creamy, cheesy Weight Watchers cheesy grits? If you're nodding along enthusiastically, get ready for a flavor fiesta!


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  • 1/2 cup of Uncooked Corn Grits - White or Yellow
  • 1/2 cup of Fat Free evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup of Shredded Reduced Fat Mexican-Style Cheese


  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and slowly stir in your grits.; reduce heat and stir frequently for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in 1/4 cup of evaporated milk, salt and pepper; reduce heat to low and cook until milk is absorbed and grits thicken; stir frequently about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup of evaporated milk; cook stirring occasionally, until milk is absorbed, about 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in cheese; serve immediately. Makes 4 1/2 cup servings. Enjoy!!


  • Opt for Low-Fat Cheese: Choose reduced-fat or fat-free cheese to keep the calorie and points count lower while still enjoying that cheesy goodness.
  • Use Olive Oil Sparingly: When sautéing veggies or cooking proteins like turkey sausage, opt for olive oil spray or use a minimal amount of olive oil to keep the points down.
  • Add Fresh Flavor with Lemon Juice: A splash of lemon juice can brighten up the flavors of your cheesy grits without adding extra points. It's a great alternative to heavy creams or butter.
  • Incorporate Lean Proteins: Include lean proteins like turkey sausage or cajun-seasoned shrimp to add flavor and make your cheesy grits more satisfying.
  • Experiment with Seasonings: Spice things up by adding cajun seasoning or other favorite spices to your shrimp or turkey sausage for added flavor without extra points.
  • Choose Weight Watchers-Friendly Shrimp: Opt for shrimp that's grilled, broiled, or baked instead of fried to keep the points low. They're perfect for topping your cheesy grits or as a side dish.
  • Get Creative with Toppings: Instead of high-calorie toppings, consider fresh veggies or herbs to add texture and flavor. Chopped green onions, diced tomatoes, or minced cilantro can elevate your dish without adding extra points.
  • Pair with Fish Tacos: Turn your cheesy grits into a complete meal by serving them alongside grilled fish tacos. It's a delicious and satisfying combination that's perfect for a Weight Watchers-friendly dinner.
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 97
  • Sugar: 1.7 g
  • Sodium: 473.4 mg
  • Fat: 5.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.4 g
  • Protein: 5.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.9 mg