Garlic Cheese Grits

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 04, 2022
My dad prepared this family favorite every Christmas morning. Grits are a true Southern specialty. The garlic and cheese add a tasty touch.


  • 1 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 1 cup shredded Velveeta
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • Additional cheese, optional


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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