Easy Cheese Grits Are Fabulous, Even if You Don’t Like Grits!

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I will tell you straight up, I don’t like grits. I have had them dozens of times since I have moved to the south and they usually just don’t appeal to me. But, these easy cheese grits are GOOD! They are not low fat or in any way good for you but they taste heavenly! I tried to balance the rest of the meal by serving sauteed shrimp, steamed broccoli, and fresh blueberries. Don’t skimp on the cream, butter, and cheese! This is a quick recipe…only takes about 5 minutes!

Easy Cheese Grits Recipe

What are Grits?

Grits are an iconic southern dish. They date back as far as the 16th century. Originally, they made by drying corn kernels and boiling them to create a mush. Now, we just buy ground corn, cook it in a heavenly combination of cream and stock, and add cheese and butter for more richness and flavor. 

Honestly, skip the plain grits.  Go with the ones full of cream, cheese and butter.  You will LOVE THEM!

Southern Food Done Right

I have had a ton of opportunities to try southern food over the years.  We love the Alton Brown cookbooks for southern recipes.  If you want a taste of the south, try these other recipes as well:

Easy Cheese Grits Recipe

This creamy grits recipe is loaded with cheddar cheese.  A traditional southern recipe made even better!

Yield: 4 cups

Recipe: Easy Cheese Grits

Easy Cheese Grits Recipe

These easy cheese grits are GOOD, even if you don't like grits! Loaded with cheddar cheese, butter, and heavy cream, they are delicious served with grilled shrimp!

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup water or chicken stock
  • 1 tsp. bullion (if using water) I like Better than Bullion (see amazon link below for info)
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 1 TBSP tomato paste
  • 3/8 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces extra sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup instant grits


  1. Bring water, butter and bullion to a boil
  2. Add grits and whisk briskly with fork
  3. As it starts to thicken, add cream, tomato paste, and cheese
  4. Stir till thick and remove from heat. If it is a little too thin, add extra grits and let sit a few minutes. It will thicken up!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 273mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

Nutrition information not always accurate

1 thought on “Easy Cheese Grits Are Fabulous, Even if You Don’t Like Grits!”

  1. I love cheese grits so much!! I haven’t had them in quite a while, but have been craving them lately. I am from PA, but my grandparents are from the south and they always used to make them. Makes me really miss them!!
    Thanks for the post! I just may have to go get me some grits today!! =)


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