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Cheese Grits
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Cheese Grits

Cheese Grits are creamy, hearty and delicious. This southern classic pairs well with bacon, eggs, fish and shrimp.  Quick and easy to make with a few ingredients. Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: southern
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter Or use margarine.
  • 1/4 cup milk Use whole or low fat.
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt more or less as preferred
  • 1/2 cup quick grits
  • coarse ground black pepper to taste (optional) Use black or white pepper.
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded


  • Pour water into medium-sized saucepan. Add unsalted butter, milk and salt.
  • Bring to boil over medium-high heat.
  • Slowly stir in grits. Cover and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until desired thickness.
  • Stir about every two minutes.
  • HELPFUL TIP: Simmer grits until they look thin/watery because they will thicken while cooling.
  • Turn heat off. Stir in shredded cheddar cheese. Season with preferred amount of black or white pepper (if using).
  • HELPFUL TIP: If grits are too thick, stir in 2 tablespoons of HOT water. Repeat if necessary to reach desired consistency.
  • Serve hot.