This week, I had a package of mushrooms languishing in the fridge and on the verge of turning. I wanted something simple to make while satisfying my savory tooth. I decided sauteed mushrooms would be perfect with the salty cheesy taste of some cheese grits.
I loved it, and my 2 year old and 7 year old gave this a thumbs-up. The 5 year old was not impressed. You can’t win them all!
Frugal and Easy Cheese Grits with Mushrooms- $1.83
3/4 cup grits (about $0.17 per serving for store brand, or $0.68 for 4 servings)
3 cups water
2 TB butter, divided ($0.12)
2 oz grated cheddar cheese (hand-grated from bulk- $0.32)
8 oz sliced mushrooms ($0.69 at Aldi)
1/8 tsp Lawry’s seasoned salt ($0.02)
Pepper, to taste
Add grits and water to a saucepan and place on medium-low heat. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring to avoid lumps. Meanwhile, place 1 TB butter in a separate skillet and melt over medium heat. Add mushrooms and Lawry’s to melted butter and saute until browned. Remove from heat.
Once grits are done, remove from heat and add cheese and remaining 1 TB of butter. Add pepper, if desired. Spoon mushrooms over cheese grits and serve.
A serving for 4 costs $1.83, or $0.46 per serving.