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Chili Cheese Grits Recipe

Chili Cheese Grits Recipe

This zesty dish is a real crowd-pleaser. It's great as a side dish and can also be served as a cold appetizer.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3 tablespoons canned chopped green chilies
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • 1. In a medium saucepan, bring water, salt and garlic to a boil; slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Add butter, 1 cup cheese and chilies; stir until butter melts. Beat eggs and milk; add to the grits and mix well. Pour into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 358 calories, 26 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 144 mg cholesterol, 766 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.