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.

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.




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!

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  1. Girl the picture of your cheese grits has been following me all over Bloggerville…now that I’ve clicked and read I think I may go make some…you’re right we (southern folks..even the transplants like myself) eat them anytime of the day. Whats a bowl of grits without cheese? Not mine! LOL

    1. Grits, just like most grains can be quite tricky and finicky to cook. They’re very easy to mess up, so trust that its not an uncommon thing! I often times mess up plain white rice. I can do the flavored rices, rice pilaf, couscous, etc., but when it comes to plain white rice I can never seem to get it right.

  2. Wow! That is a quick and easy meal to prepare! Busy moms like me working a full time job and managing a household can use any time saving delicious recipe like this. Thank you for sharing!! Oh, and BTW… I love cheese!! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much! You’re not alone, many haven’t since they tend to be most popular in the South. Slowly, but surely they are becoming popular all over though.

  3. Oh my, lunchtime was the wrong time to look at this! I’m from the UK (visited via pin it party), so no idea what grits are, but this looks amazing! Off to go and get something cheesy for lunch now 🙂

    1. Lol, just what you needed, right? Its like going grocery shopping when you’re hungry! I guess the closest thing I could think of that you might have in the UK that’s close to grits would be porridge. However, you typically don’t sweetened grits. They are more of a savory dish. Lunchtime cheesiness is always a good choice however!

  4. These look fantastic. Having moved to New England, grits are one of the things that I end up making for myself. Now I know what is on the menu for breakfast tomorrow.

    1. Thanks so much! I didn’t even realize that grits were a common food in the New England area. I’ve always only heard of them being associate with the south. I bet there are so really delicious and creative New England inspire flavors you could add to grits to make them super tasty.

  5. OK I saw your recipe in the link up and literally ‘ran’ over here to check it out! HUGE grits fan, but I have always made them plain or like polenta ( with truffle oil and porcini mushrooms). I am absolutely going to be making this now, it looks delicious!

    1. Thanks so much! I actually like plain grits too, but they have to have sour cream and be super creamy! I have never had them with truffle oil or procini mushrooms, but again that’s the versatility of grits. You can eat and prepare them almost any way.

  6. I have never had grits before, but those look good. Is it sad every time I hear the word grits I think of the movie “My cousin Vinnie” lol!

  7. This is an easy recipe that looks great. This southern gal would love to try it. I can’t eat grits plain. I have to add some sort of flavor to them and I have to mix a scrambled or over medium egg in when it hits my plate. I pinned it to my Pinterest board. Thank you for linking up to the Traffic Jam Weekend.

  8. I hate to admit this… but I’ve never tried grits before. But I can say I’ve heard of them. But for the rest of the people in the state I live in (Utah) most have never heard of Grits. So, I’m sharing these …loving all of the cheesiness! (=

    1. I can completely believe that! Outside of the South, grits are very common or popular at all. You can do so much with them though! They’re a little known treasure in the culinary world.

      Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much! Yes, sharp is the best! I do occasionally use American, but that’s when I get grits out at a restaurant. When I make them myself I always use sharp cheddar, wouldn’t have it any other way!

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