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Creamy Cheesy Grits

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.


8 servings

Rich and creamy these grits make a great side dish for a Southern-style meal. I make these at my annual Kentucky Derby party.—Kristin Arnett, Elkhorn, Wisconsin


  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the broth, milk and salt to a boil. Gradually whisk in grits. Reduce heat to low; cook, uncovered, for 25 minutes or until grits become thick, stirring frequently.
  2. Stir in the cheeses, white pepper, cayenne and nutmeg if desired. Serve hot.

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