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Cheesy Southern Grits

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Southern grits are cooked in chicken stock, cream, and tons of spices to make them incredibly flavorful and finished with two kinds of cheeses to make them extra gooey and rich


  • cup  grits  not quick-cooking!
  • cups  chicken broth
  • cup  heavy cream
  • cup  water
  • ounces  butter salted
  • teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • teaspoon  creole seasoning
  • teaspoon  onion powder
  • teaspoon  garlic powder
  • cup  sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • cup  Monterrey Jack cheese shredded


  • Pour the chicken both, heavy cream, and water into a medium sauce pan. Add butter and seasonings and whisk together. Heat mixture over medium-high heat until it begins to boil.
  • Once it's boiling, very very slowly pour in the grits while whisking quickly for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and let cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Once grits have cooked and thickened, add shredded cheese and whisk together until combined. Taste grits and add hot sauce or salt, if needed.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Southern Grits
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 539 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Fat 49g75%
Saturated Fat 30g188%
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 1144mg50%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.