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Cheese Grits are a staple at any southern table. Cheese grits can be served alongside crispy bacon for breakfast or fried catfish for dinner. This southern cheese grits recipe is quick, simple, and delicious.
True southern cheese grits are made with sharp cheddar cheese.
I was born and raised in Georgia. Just like our macaroni and cheese, around these parts we prefer our cheese on the sharper side. When it comes to grits the only way I know how to eat them is with lots of cheese. But visit a restaurant here in the south, most of the time they will cut corners to save their budget. Often serving grits with a slice of American Cheese (yes, really) or a few sprinkles of mild cheddar. Cheese lovers, ya’ll know that neither one of these cheeses will do when it comes to a divine bowl of southern cheese grits. So I’m sharing with you my secret to making the best southern cheese grits right in your own kitchen. Not only is this recipe easy and delicious but it also takes 15 minutes to make from start to finish.
Cheese Grits are a staple at any southern table. Whether they be served alongside crispy bacon for breakfast or fried catfish for dinner, this southern cheese grits recipe is quick, simple, and delicious.
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup instant quick cooking grits
- 6 oz sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
In a saucepan, add butter, water, milk, and salt.
Heat wet ingredients on high until it just begins to boil.
Reduce heat to medium-low and gradually stir in instant quick cooking grits.
Stir occasionally as grits cook for approximately 5 minutes.
Once grits have thickened, reduce heat to low then add cheese and pepper.
Continue stirring until cheese is completely melted.
Divide into 4 servings. Top with extra cheese if desired. Serve warm.
Can’t find grits in your grocery store? These stone ground white grits would be perfect to use in this recipe.
There is just something about a big bowl of warm, ooey-gooey cheese grits. It definitely will warm your soul. Perfect for cold mornings or just for a little bit of southern comfort food when you need it most. This recipe is a huge hit with my family. So much so that we always have grits stocked in the cupboard. You never know when that cheesy craving will strike. I would love for you to give this recipe a try. Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comment section below. You can serve alongside your favorite breakfast dishes, compliment a seafood feast, or indulge in a bowl all on its own.