Grits ‘n Greens

Written by Beth - Budget Bytes

If you’ve made a batch of Collard Greens and you just can’t get enough, here’s just one more way you can eat them. Plus, nothing makes you feel like a nutritional super star more than eating greens for breakfast (just ignore the butter and egg and all that).

Grits n’ Greens

Grits n Greens with fried egg on top in white bowl with fork

Grits 'n Greens

This super hearty breakfast starts with a bed of traditional grits, gets dressed up with some cooked collard greens and then is topped off with an egg.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 1


  • 3 Tbsp quick cooking grits ($0.04)
  • 1/2 Tbsp butter ($0.03)
  • 1/2 cup collard greens ($0.42)
  • 1 large egg ($0.12)
  • to taste salt and pepper ($0.05)


  • Cook the grits according to the directions on the package (mix with 1 cup of water and microwave on high for 1.5 minutes – watch to make sure it doesn’t boil over). Season the grits with butter, salt and pepper.
  • In a small skillet, cook the egg leaving the yolk runny (if desired).
  • Warm a half cup of collard greens in the microwave. Spoon the greens over the grits then top with the egg. Dig in!
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Serving: 1 ServingCalories: 228 kcalCarbohydrates: 23.6 gProtein: 9.3 gFat: 11.2 gSodium: 944 mgFiber: 2 g
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Step By Step Photos

grits in white bowl with fork on side
put the grits in the bowl first…

grits in white bowl with greens on top
Then add the reheated collard greens…

Grits, greens and fried egg in white bowl with fork, ready to eat
Finish it off with an egg.

This breakfast will keep your tummy happy for HOURS.