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

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

CREAMY CHEESY GRITS SOUTHERNER'S BREAKFAST
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CREAMY CHEESY GRITS

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best grits, breakfast, brunch, cheesy grits, Easter recipes, easy recipe, grits, Southern recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 461kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup real butter 1 stick
  • 2 cups quick grits
  • 3 cups shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
  • Makes 8 servings

Instructions

  • Combine chicken broth, milk, water, salt, pepper and butter in a large saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil and stir in grits.
  • Reduce heat and cook QUICK GRITS for 7 minutes, stirring often to reduce lumpy grits.
  • Remove the grits from the heat and stir in shredded cheese.
  • Enjoy with eggs or as a side dish for dinner.
  • Serves 8.

Nutrition

Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 968mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 927IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 421mg | Iron: 2mg

HOW TO MAKE CREAMY CHEESY GRITS SOUTHERNER'S BREAKFAST

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