A Southern Classic With a Twist: Cheddar Grits

If you’re not familiar with grits, you’re in for a treat. The classic southern dish is made from ground hominy corn, similar to polenta. It has a wonderful creamy texture, and is traditionally eaten at breakfast or as a side dish. We add sharp cheddar cheese to ours, which gives it a great flavor.

1 cup white grits
3 cups water
1 cup 2% milk
1 teaspoon sea salt
Dash pepper
1 tablespoon butter of choice
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar (or vegan cheese of choice)
1 green onion, sliced thin

  • In a pot, heat water, butter, milk, salt and pepper.
  • When it comes to a gentle boil, whisk in the grits.
  • Reduce heat and continue to stir with a wooden spoon until thickened and smooth, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add cheese and onion, stirring until cheese is melted.
  • Serve immediately.

Serves: 4

Total cooking time: 15 minutes


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Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus2 years ago

Thank you

Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill2 years ago

Sounds good, might have to try them.

Tony L - AWAY
Away L2 years ago


Carole R.
Carole R2 years ago

Not a big grits fan but love cheese. Maybe the cheddar will give it some taste.

Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you

Fi T.
Past Member 2 years ago

A treat for the day

Mick C.
Mick C2 years ago

Grits are great! To the poster who said they are tasteless, you just ain't fixing them right! They're like tofu - they take on whatever favors you decide to add. My wife adds local honey and some cream. I like them savory, with pepper, bacon bits (TVP), some cumin, turmeric, and maybe a dash of Louisiana Hot Sauce! Hoo-buddy!

Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you

Dt Nc
Dt Nc2 years ago


Jim Ven
Jim Ven2 years ago

thanks for the article.