Creamy Goat Cheese Grits and Eggs with Roasted Vegetables

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The ultimate easy and healthy breakfast recipe that’s a taste of the South! Creamy Goat Cheese Grits and Eggs with fresh Roasted Vegetables is a hearty and filling breakfast idea perfect for any day.

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A Classic Southern Breakfast

So remember on Monday when I wrote that “Don’t Miss out on the Joy of Life” post. Can I just say that I truly have been blow away by the response!

I was writing that post just to tell you what has been on my heart lately, what I was challenged with by the conference, and kinda some of my next steps. I never expected to get the response I did. So thank you! It truly touched my heart!

So one of the things that was in my 1% of things to do for the blog, instead of trying to be superwoman, was to focus on my photography. To find the style of photography that I like whether it be bright and white, dark and moody, rustic, vintage, etc. and start experimenting. Today is one of my first experiments with creating “dark .. moody” pictures. What do you think?

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So along with this whole … finding my style of photography and focusing on trying to perfect that … I have been learning how to use LightRoom and guys let me tell you! Sheeshh!

I had been using PicMonkey, an online quick editing tool.  LightRoom is completely different… in a good way. But its hard to get the same look I was getting in PicMonkey. Never the less I’m going to press on because overall I know that it is a good editing tool to use. But if my pictures look a little weird lately than that is why. Growing pains!!! 🙂

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It’s no secret that breakfast is the new dinner! I mean basically breakfast rocks. Think about it, if you can have one meal for all three meals during the day than thats saying something right?!

Most of the time when I look through Instagram, its pictures of peoples pumpkin waffles, apple pancakes, potato hash, or fancied up egg dishes…. basically breakfast!

To be honest, all it makes me want to do is eat pancakes and muffins all day.  Plus, its so much easier to whip up some pancakes then make a savory dish that might take 30-40 minutes. Easy and delicious = yummy in my tummy x100!

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Creamy Goat Cheese Grits and Eggs with Roasted Vegetables

Todays recipe has a little dinner and a little breakfast. Since I live in the south I figured I needed to represent and make some Grits & Eggs.

But… can I tell you a secret! This is the first time I’ve ever made Grits & Eggs and maybe the third time I’ve ever eaten it.

I’ve always thought that it was really bland.

But.. if you add Goat Cheese to it they turn into this amazingly irresistible creamy ground corn heaven! Add some sweet seasonal roasted vegetables to this dish a fried egg with an oozing yoke and you have yourself one easy healthy recipe that will wow your family!

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Creamy Goat Cheese Grits and Eggs with Roasted Vegetables

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Southern

Description

The ultimate easy and healthy breakfast recipe that’s a taste of the South!

Scale

Ingredients

Goat Cheese Grits:

  • 1 cup of grits
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 oz. of goat cheese

Roasted Vegetables:

  • 1 large red pepper, cut into 1” cubes
  • 1/2 large red onion, cut into 1” cubes
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced into 1/2” slices
  • 1 large yellow squash, sliced into 1/2” slices
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
  • 23 tablespoons of olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Other Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • chopped chives {optional for garnish}

Instructions

  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add red onion, red pepper, zucchini, yellow squash, and cherry tomatoes to a baking sheet. Season with olive oil, salt, & pepper. Toss to coat then spread vegetables out into a single layer.
  3. Roast vegetables for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and let sit.
  5. Heat a large pot to medium high heat, bring water and salt to a rolling boil.
  6. Slowly add in the grits stirring the whole time with a whisk to avoid clumping.
  7. Turn down to medium and cook grits for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  8. Add in goat cheese and continue to stir until goat cheese is melted.
  9. Heat a medium non stick pan to medium high heat. Add 4 eggs to pan, season with salt & pepper turn burners down to low and cover. Let eggs sit for 4 minutes until whites are cooked.
  10. Serve grits with roasted vegetables and fried egg.
  11. Devour!

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20 Responses
  1. Karen @ strawberrywoman

    Your photographs are so beautiful. I really like the idea of combining the roasted vegetables with the grits and eggs. I usually gobble up all the grits with just good ole butter, so I’ll have to expand my horizons on this.
    Thanks!

    1. Krista

      Thanks so much Karen, you are too sweet!

      The roasted veggies in these are such a great compliment to the creamy grits, best breakfast ever! 🙂

  2. Chris @ Shared Appetite

    MMmmm this looks amazing! So comforting and perfect for fall! And welcome to Lightroom!!! I love love love Lightroom… there is SO much stuff you can do with it! And yay for moody pictures! Love that you are experimenting 🙂

    1. Krista

      haha.. thanks Chris. If you have any tricks of the trade for lightroom give me a fb “holla” or email because I need everything I can get! 🙂

    1. Krista

      Thanks sweet friend.. I love the runny eggs too. Just something about it makes me happy… oh I know. I get to eat it right after! 🙂

  3. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    UM YES. Do dark moody photos always. These rock! I am still trying to find my “style” because I find that different styles work better for different food. UGH.
    But, this. I want to DIVE IN RIGHT NOW. So yummy! Pinned!

    1. Krista

      I know right!? Or even different seasons! I like the bright white for the summer! So many choices and decisions. 🙂 Thanks for the pin sweet friend!

  4. genevieve @ gratitude & greens

    I’ve only had grits a handful of times, but I love how creamy and warming they are. I love how simple and rustic this dish is! Happy Halloween!

  5. Lynn Lovejoy @ Order in the Kitchen

    Girl by the looks of it you have already mastered lightroom 🙂 This looks heavenly and healthy I love it (please don’t tell me if it is unhealthy just roll with it because I need to make this like nowwww) I need that yolk!

    1. Krista

      haha… I don’t know about that. Their are so many little buttons its kinda overwhelming. I’m a excited and nervous to do my next edit. 🙂 You will do great with learning it this weekend, just dive in.. thats the best way. 🙂

      PS this dish totally is healthy! 🙂

  6. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    Can you believe I’ve never made? I totally don’t know what’s wrong with me. Love the look of this dish. The egg is so vibrant alongside those delish veggies. Mmm….

    Have a beautiful weekend, girl!

    1. Krista

      haha.. I hadn’t either girl. 🙂 There’s a first time for everything, so go make you some and thanks for the sweet comments friend!

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