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CREAMY CHEESY GRITS

If you do not like grits, you need to try these creamy flavorful cheesy grits.  They are the most flavorful grits I have ever had.  

I am going way back to my roots with these cheesy grits.  I ate these grits several times a week growing up.  Today, I still eat them and love every bite of these flavorful creamy cheesy grits.  To me, they are the ultimate comfort food, especially with a runny egg.  I cannot believe after six years of blogging that I have never given you my simple flavorful cheesy grits recipe.

After reading this post, I hope you will give cheesy grits a try.   I am going to teach you each step to making amazing cheesy grits.  No self-respecting Southerner uses instant grits.  We take pride in our grits.

Secrets To Making Flavorful Creamy Cheesy Grits

If you read the back of a bag of grits, it will tell you to cook them in water.  DO NOT COOK GRITS IN WATER!

  • Cook your grits in a combination of chicken broth and milk.  The flavor of the chicken broth soaks into the grits as they cook adding not only flavor but salt which grits need.
  • Use a whisk and constantly stir your grits while cooking.  Grits will get lumpy easily.
  • Add real butter for tons more flavor.
  • Next, add shredded cheddar cheese and then add even more cheese.

CREAMY CHEESY GRITS SOUTHERNER'S BREAKFAST

CREAMY CHEESY GRITS SOUTHERNER'S BREAKFAST

If you can find Regular grits or stone-ground grits, use them.  They are hard to find in the stores near me.  If you can find them, they will take longer to cook about 30 minutes.  Regular grits or stone-ground grits are “the real deal” and worth the effect and time it takes to prepare them.

The time and consistency are the difference in the kinds of grits!

Instant grits are dehydrated Instant grits that have been partially cooked so they only take a few minutes to prepare in boiling water.

Quick grits are physically smaller because they are ground to a finer grain.   As a result, they cook faster, and they’re pretty good.  For convenience, I often use quick grits.

Bring The Liquids To A Bowl

Combine chicken broth, milk, water, salt, pepper and butter in a large saucepan.

Bring to a boil and stir in grits.

Simmer Grits

Reduce heat and cook QUICK GRITS for 7 minutes, stirring often to reduce lumpy grits.

Cheesy Grits

HOW TO MAKE CREAMY CHEESY GRITS SOUTHERNER'S BREAKFAST

Remove the grits from the heat and stir in shredded cheese.

Enjoy with eggs or as a side dish for dinner.

Serves 8.

Top With Additional Cheese When Serving

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CREAMY CHEESY GRITS
 
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Ingredients
  • 2½ cups chicken broth
  • 2½ cups water
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ cup real butter, 1 stick
  • 2 cups quick grits
  • 3 cups shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
  • Makes 8 servings
Instructions
  1. Combine chicken broth, milk, water, salt, pepper and butter in a large saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and stir in grits.
  3. Reduce heat and cook QUICK GRITS for 7 minutes, stirring often to reduce lumpy grits.
  4. Remove the grits from the heat and stir in shredded cheese.
  5. Enjoy with eggs or as a side dish for dinner.
  6. Serves 8.

 

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7 thoughts on “CREAMY CHEESY GRITS

  1. Hey, Diane. I really appreciate the tips for making this recipe. I never thought of cooking the grits in chicken broth before but it makes a lot of sense. These look delicious. I can’t wait to try them. 🙂

    • Teresa,

      Thank you for stopping by to see my creamy cheesy grits. I hope you are doing well. I am thrilled, blessed and humbled to announce that I am on my way home today from being at the World Food Championships. This was my first year and after three rounds I placed 3rd in the World in the desserts. I am very thankful and overwhelmed that I made it to the top. The competition was fierce and included chefs, professional teams, and home cooks. Because I finished in the top 10, I qualified to go back next year. WOW! GOD IS SO GOOD!

      Thank you for your support!
      Diane Roark
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  2. I love your recipes, but have to say no this one. I don’t want my grits tasting like chicken broth (great for green beans, but not my grits). The butter and cheese I add (after cooking) makes my grits creamy enough for me. I have been eating grits the same way all my life (nearly 60 years) and could eat them my way every day. My best friend’s daddy likes to have a spoon of peanut butter with his. I also say no to that one. I also say no to those “instant” grits-those do not taste like grits.

    • Cindy,

      Thank you so much for stopping by and seeing my creamy cheesy grits recipe. I was excited to know you love grits. Grits get a bad wrap. Most people will not even try them. I love adding the combination of water, chicken broth and milk. A little chicken broth adds lots of flavor without adding tons of salt which grits have to have.
      Please stop by my blog, recipesforourdailybread.com again. If you do not already, I would love for you to follow along by receiving my emails updates when I add a new recipe.

      I am THRILLED to be a Wild Card in the WORLD FOOD CHAMPIONSHIPS November 2017.

      Other Food Competitions I Have Placed In This Year

      In May 2017, I was a Finalist on the TODAY SHOW for top dessert category in the Ultimate Cookoff Contest. Read all about my TODAY SHOW experience.

      In May 2017, I was a featured on the TODAY SHOW FOOD CLUB Breakfast Challenge.

      In June 2017, I was a Finalist on KARK news in Little Rock with the top four BBQ recipes in Arkansas.

      In July 2017, Recipe Lion had a contest called Summer Potluck Recipe Challenge; I was a top 10 Finalist with TWO of my recipes.

      In October 2017, I was a top 10 finalist in the National Banana Pudding Contest championship.
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      • I am already a faithful follower, love your blog, and reading about the contests you are entering! Good Luck with your recipe for the World Food Championship this month!

        • Cindy,
          Thank you for stopping by Recipes For Our Daily Bread and leaving me a comment. I am thrilled, blessed and humbled to announce that I am on my way home today from being at the World Food Championships. This was my first year and after three rounds I placed 3rd in the World in the desserts. I am very thankful and overwhelmed that I made it to the top. The competition was fierce and included chefs, professional teams, and home cooks. Because I finished in the top 10, I qualified to go back next year. WOW! GOD IS SO GOOD!

          Thank you for your support!
          Diane Roark
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  3. So I never have had grits ever in my life believe it or not. But now after seeing your recipe I seriously want to try to make them as this looks so creamy and delicious. Thank you for sharing and wishing you a wonderful weekend now 😉

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