Cheese Grits

Cheese Grits

There’s very little simpler than cooking grits. A few ingredients come together into something comforting, good for a cold morning and just as good for Sunday dinner. Make sure you pay attention to the details. Use the best ingredients, season well – pull out that pepper mill – and pay attention. The trick to good grits is cooking out the grittiness. The extra cream and frequent stirring here give it a consistency that’s not too dense and not too liquidy. Don’t leave it alone too long: If you stir it frequently, giving it love, it will love you back.
  • Total:
  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups water, half-and-half, pepper, garlic powder and salt to a simmer over medium.
  2. Step 2

    Slowly add grits while whisking vigorously to avoid lumps.
  3. Step 3

    Cook grits over medium-low, checking every 3 or 4 minutes and giving the grits a stir, until they’re smooth, creamy and have little to no bite, about 15 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Remove from heat, and stir in butter and cheese. Taste and adjust for seasoning. Serve hot with scrambled eggs, bacon or on its own.