Cheesy Grits Recipe
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As a comfy side dish, grits have great potential but sometimes need a flavor boost. For add-ins, try red pepper flakes, fresh rosemary or crushed garlic. —Paula Hughes, Birmingham, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup uncooked old-fashioned grits
  • 2 to 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 225 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 629mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. Combine milk, broth and water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Add salt.
  2. Whisk in grits; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring frequently, until creamy, 15-20 minutes.
  3. Stir in cheese until melted. Season with pepper and additional salt to taste. Yield: 8 servings.

Optional Stir-ins:
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
1 tsp. crushed garlic
Originally published as Cheesy Grits in Taste of Home November 2016, p80

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