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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 Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Total Cost: $0.66 recipe
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!