Ultimate Southern Style Cheddar Cheese Grits

Ultimate Southern Style Cheddar Cheese Grits | NewMamaDiaries.com

If your from the South, odds are that you know what grits are…and that you love them as much as I do.  Down here we eat them pretty much anytime, whether it be breakfast or dinner, although they are a traditional breakfast food.  I thought I’d share my super quick and easy recipe for how I make my delicious and insatiable cheddar cheese grits.  You only need a few ingredients and about 10 minutes.

What I used:

Let me begin to say that this recipe is for one (hefty) serving size.  For multiple serving sizes, you just need to double or triple the ingredients.  I will caution that grits, like with rice and oatmeal, a little bit goes a long way.

1 cup of water

1 dash of salt

1/3 + about half of a 1/3 cup (7/12) of grits

1/2 cup of Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

1 tbsp of salted butter

1 dash of black pepper


How I did it:

Begin by boiling water salted water.  Once at a boil, stir in grits.  Continue to stir until smooth and reduce heat to low.  Reducing the heat is extremely important to do after stirring the grits in, because they cook fast and can burn quickly.

Once heat is reduced, add in your butter, black pepper, and little more salt if you desire.  You can also add in 1/3 cup of Sour Cream for an extra creamy consistency.   Unfortunately, I did not have any on hand the day I made these grits, so I had to go sans sour cream. Stir in your cheddar cheese until it is completely melted and your all done!


The yummy end result:



I topped mines with a little more shredded cheddar cheese, because I can never get enough of it!  I enjoyed these savory grits with a tall glass of chocolate milk and basked it the deliciousness of them.  As I mentioned before, don’t be afraid to think outside the box and serve these anytime of the day.  They are great with shrimp and fish, if you’re serving them up as a side for dinner.

Do you have any staples you love to make from where your from?  Or a dish (or side) that you could literally eat any time of the day? – I’d love to hear!