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Savory sweet potato & gruyere grits

    These savory grits are the perfect way to use any extra sweet potatoes that you have after Thanksgiving or Christmas. I personally eat them year-round, so I love this recipe and wanted to share with you today!

    Savory Sweet potato-Gruyere Grits

    • 1 TBS butter
    • 1/4 cup minced onion
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
    • 6 cups chicken broth
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 2 cups mashed boiled sweet potatoes
    • 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
    • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


    1. In a stock pot or Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add the onion, pepper flakes, and garlic. Cook until onion is translucent, 3-5 minutes.

    2. Stir in broth and salt, and bring to a boil over high heat.

    3. Slowly whisk grits into boiling broth. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 40-45 minutes, stirring frequently. (don't allow to scorch)

    3. Remove from heat and stir in cream, sweet potatoes, and cheese. Serve warm.

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