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Cheese Grits

This Cheese Grits recipe is Southern comfort food at it's finest. Creamy, rich, and cheesy, grits makes an excellent breakfast or dinner side dish.

Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword comfort food, corn, grits, southern food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick grits
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded


  1. Combine broth, milk, and salt in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat to simmering.

  2. Add the grits slowly while stirring. Stir until well combined.

  3. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove the lid and stir for 1-2 minutes. Grits will be tender when done. Replace lid and allow to cook for another 3-4 minutes or until thickened. 

  4. Stir in pepper, butter and cheese.

  5. Top with additional cheese and butter before serving, if desired.