By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

This recipe can be prepared a day or two in advance and be rewarmed in the oven. Store in the refrigerator.

Number of servings

Serves 12


  1. 8 cups water
  2. 2 cups stone-ground corn grits
  3. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  4. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  5. 2 teaspoons salt
  6. 1 teaspoon onion powder
  7. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  8. 4 ounces shredded Asiago cheese


Heat the oven to 375 F. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Slowly pour in the grits, whisking briskly. Once the grits become thick and creamy, add the rosemary, thyme, salt, onion powder and garlic powder. Remove from heat; whisk in the cheese until melted and well-incorporated. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray and add the polenta mixture. Allow mixture to set up at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes. Cut into 12 squares and bake for 10 minutes.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: 1/2 cup or 1 square

  • Calories 122
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 8 mg
  • Sodium 407 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 19 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Total sugars 0 g
  • Protein 4 g

Created by the executive wellness chef and registered dietitians at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.

April 23, 2016