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Garlic Cheese Grits Recipe

Garlic Cheese Grits Recipe

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


  • 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.

Nutritional 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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2124arizona User ID: 845443 270357
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2017

"These grits are soooo cheesy good! We love them!!"

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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