Cheesy Grits

I promised to add the recipe I used for Cheesy Grits when I posted my Shrimp & Grits earlier. Well here it is, super simple, made from Instant Grits.

Shrimp & Grits with Cajun Gastrique
Shrimp & Grits with Cajun Gastrique

I have a tendency to complicate things up, never truly believing that something can be good with a shortcut. Regular grits weren’t available at the store in South Dakota, so instant it was.

I was very pleasantly surprised by how good these were – Super easy, super fast, super delish. (And super inexpensive!)

Instant Cheesy Grits

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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3 cups whole milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup instant grits
1 cup grated sharp white Cheddar
1/2 cup of cream or additional milk

Scald the milk (and cream, if using) with the salt in a saucepan over medium heat until little bubbles appear around the outside.

Slowly whisk in the grits and continue whisking until the mixture barely simmers.

Cook, whisking often, until very thick, about 5 to 6 minutes.

Remove from the heat and stir in the cream or additional milk and cheese until melted and smooth. Serve immediately.

from the kitchen of, adapted from Dave Lieberman


You know I’ll be bringing this to our Throwback Thursday #26 Link Party, hosted by Quinn of Dad What’s for Dinner, Meaghan of 4 Sons are Us, Alli of Tornadough, Carlee from Cooking with Carlee and Moi! That’s right – me!

Click over to our Throwback Thursday post for links to their blogs and social media, rules and more info or just click on the blue leapfrog, below, to view all the Throwback Thursday Posts or enter your own!

I will also be bringing these over to Angie’s Link Party, Fiesta Friday # 107, Hosted this week, by Margi from LaPetiteCasserole and Sue from Sue’s Healthy Living! It should be another great party!!

9 thoughts on “Cheesy Grits”

    1. According to Wikepedia, instant grits like this are made from Hominy now. I was surprised to find them at all in South Dakota although it’s pretty easy to find them in the Twin Cities…that’s a much larger population area, though. I imagine they’re pretty scarce in Canada!

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