Chile Cheese Grits

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jan. 13, 2023
This zesty dish is a real crowd-pleaser. It's great as a side dish and can also be served as a cold appetizer.


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3 tablespoons canned chopped green chiles
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole 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 chiles; 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.

Nutrition Facts

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