Cheese Grits

"I seriously have received three marriage proposals over a bowl of my cheese grits," says chef Amber Huffman. "I've accepted none so far."

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  • Servings: 6


  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup old-fashioned grits
  • 4 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Add the garlic and slowly stir in the grits. Reduce the heat to moderately low and cook, stirring frequently, until the grits are tender, 20 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the cheese, butter and cream. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Serve With

Barbecued Shrimp.

Contributed By Photo © Brown W. Cannon III Published April 2008

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Author Name: magnum6

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Date Published: 2016-08-14

Author Name: Shahde_Cooper

Review Body: My best breakfast combo: cheese grits with scrambled eggs, bacon and pancakes!! My grandma made this all the time during breakfast.. 

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Date Published: 2016-09-03

Author Name: TheJoeC

Review Body: Your grits recipe looks good. This is worth to try. Thanks for sharing. 

Date Published: 2016-09-04

Author Name: Gregg Crosby

Review Body: These are amazing! Made tonight with Geechie Boy Grits, pork chops and sauteed beet greens....definitely a keeper!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-12-21