In the South, grits are served plain with a little butter or loaded with extras, like my recipe with bacon, cheddar and green chiles. —Amanda Reed, Nashville, Tennessee
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 8 cups water
- 2 cups uncooked old-fashioned grits
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded white cheddar cheese
- 5 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
- In a 6-qt. stockpot, bring water to a boil. Slowly stir in grits, salt and paprika. Reduce heat; cook, covered, 15-20 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce heat to low. Stir in cheese, bacon and chilies until cheese is melted. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Cheddar, Bacon & Green Chile Grits in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2015, p108