Garlic Cheese Grits Recipe
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Garlic Cheese Grits Recipe

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My dad prepared this family favorite every Christmas morning. Grits are a true Southern specialty. The garlic and cheese add a tasty touch.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded process American cheese (Velveeta)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup milk
  • Additional cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 325 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 806mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. Cook grits according to package directions. Add cheese, butter and garlic salt; stir until cheese and butter are melted. In a measuring cup, beat egg; add milk to measure 1/2 cup. Stir into grits.
  2. Pour into a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly around the edges. Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Cheese Grits in Country April/May 1998 , p49

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sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 46157
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"These were great, but I did use seasoned salt in place of the garlic salt because its what I had on hand. I also threw in some sliced green onions & diced roasted red peppers for color."

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