The Best Southern Cheese Grits Recipe in Georgia
Best Southern Cheese Grits Recipe in Georgia
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

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.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
  • 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 (3/4 cup shredded)
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  1. In a saucepan, add butter, water, milk, and salt.

  2. Heat wet ingredients on high until it just begins to boil.

  3. Reduce heat to medium and gradually stir in instant quick cooking grits.

  4. Stir occasionally as grits cook for approximately 5 minutes.

  5. Once grits have thickened, reduce heat to low then add cheese and pepper.

  6. Continue stirring until cheese is completely melted.

  7. Divide into 4 servings. Top with extra cheese if desired. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Can't find grits in your grocery store? These stone ground white grits would be perfect to use in this recipe.