Garlic and Cheddar Cheese Grits

Cheese grits with greens
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  • Total: 95 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 80 mins
  • Yield: Serves 8

Preparing this hearty dish with cheddar cheese and garlic is a very popular way to prepare grits in the South. Fresh garlic, a touch of cayenne, and plenty of sharp Cheddar give these grits great flavor.

What You'll Need

  • 6 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups grits
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 eggs, well beaten
  • 16 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • Cayenne pepper to taste

How to Make It

Bring water and salt to a rolling boil; gradually stir in grits with ​a fork.

Cook, stirring constantly until all water is absorbed. Stir in butter a tablespoon at a time; stir in the beaten eggs, working quickly so eggs will not cook before thoroughly blended into the grits, then stir in the shredded cheese, garlic and a little cayenne pepper.

Put into a greased 2 1/2-quart casserole. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 to 20 minutes.


Serves 8.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
418 Calories
33g Fat
14g Carbs
17g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)