Cajun Ham and Grits Pie

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Cajun Ham and Grits Pie
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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups quick-cooking grits
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • Salt
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded extra-sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 8 scallions, coarsely chopped
  • 2 8 ounce package white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped smoked ham
  • 1 1/2 cups store-bought chunky tomato or marinara sauce

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . Grease a deep 10-inch pie pan. In a saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Stir in the grits, 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cover, lower the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until cooked, about 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 cup cheddar, 2 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons scallions and salt to taste. Pour into the prepared pie pan; spread evenly.

In a large skillet, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and remaining scallions and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Add the ham, tomato sauce and remaining 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.

Pour the mushroom mixture over the grits. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup cheddar and bake until heated through and lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.