Grits Recipe

Grits Recipe

Grits Recipe - A Southern staple breakfast or side dish that is creamy, cheesy and so versatile. Best served with eggs, sausages for breakfast and with other meaty proteins!

Course Breakfast, Side
Cuisine Southern
Servings 4 - 6 serving
Calories 391 kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 1 cup Quick Grits
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups milk , sub with water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3-4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1-2 cups white sharp cheddar cheese , preferably smoked
  • salt to taste
US Customary - Metric


  1. Start by adding water, milk, bay leaf and salt to a heavy sauce- pan. Bring to a boil.

  2. Gradually whisk in the grits, until you have added the whole thing in the pot, a little at a time. Keep stirring with a whisk to prevent any lumps.

  3. You may have to remove sauce- pan from heat while trying to get rid of lumps – if needed.

  4. Reduce heat and cook grits at a bare simmer, covered, stirring frequently, until water is fully absorbed and grits thickened. This will take you about 15 minutes.

  5. Remove grits from heat; add butter and cheese, stirring with a whisk until cheese melts.

  6. Assemble the dish by placing the grits at the bottom of a shallow bowl, Cajun shrimp and it’s sauce. Enjoy piping hot!

Recipe Notes

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.