Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Grits ain't groceries." -Titus Turner, R & B Singer

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is a fabulous riff on polenta (grits for those of us who live in the South). The savory sage really complements the smoky gouda.


Smoked Gouda Polenta

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 1/2 cup cooked grits

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied or halved. The leftovers can be cut into 2 inch squares, seared & served as polenta cakes.

Smoked Gouda Polenta recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup yellow corn polenta (yellow grits)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1 ounce smoked gouda cheese (grated)

Place the water in a medium sauce pan over high heat.

When the water boils reduce the heat to medium-high and slowly add the polenta. Stir continuously while adding the polenta.

Add the salt and dried sage and stir.

Reduce the heat to medium and cook the polenta for about 12 minutes, stirring to keep the polenta from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Add the gouda and stir until well blended, then serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1/2 cup cooked grits

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 196 Calories from Fat 39
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 7%
    Saturated Fat 2g 12%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 16mg 6%
Sodium 261mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
    Sugars 0g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 11% Iron 10%
Vitamin K 6 mcg Potassium 74 mg
Magnesium 17 mg