Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Old Fashioned Garlic Cheese Grits

I've told you before that my family's favorite meal is a big juicy grilled steak, cheesy grits, a big green salad and cheesy bread. It is often our Sunday evening meal if we haven't eaten a big lunch after church.  This is my standard grits dish that I have made for years. If you can find stone ground grits it is definitely worth it. I love the texture of stone ground grits. Don't worry if you can't find them, instant grits also work and are delicious. 
Old Fashioned Garlic Cheese Grits
7  cups water
2  teaspoons salt
2  cups grits 
1/2  cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1/2  cup milk
1  teaspoon granulated garlic
1  teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1  teaspoons Frank's hot sauce 
4  cups (16 ounces) Sharp Cheddar Cheese
4  eggs, beaten

Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan.  Add the salt and slowly whisk in the grits. Be sure and whisk constantly for about a minute so there are no lumps. Reduce heat and simmer until well done, about 25 minutes. If you are using instant grits it won't take as long, about 5 to 7 minutes. 

Remove from heat and stir in butter, milk, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce. Add the cheese a handful at a time and mix until blended. In a small bowl, crack the eggs and beat well. Take the whisk and add a small amount of the hot grit mixture to the bowl with the eggs and whisk. Pour the eggs a little at a time back into the saucepan with the grits and whisk until blended. Work quickly so you don't end up with pieces of scrambled eggs in your grits!

Pour into a greased 9 X 13 inch dish and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. If the top is browning too quickly, cover loosely with foil.



I linked this to the Weekend Potluck.


  1. One of my best friends is from North Carolina, so a lot of the best food I've ever tasted has come from her. She made shrimp n grits once. By golly it was amazing! Zesty, creamy, cheesy...I just love grits and as a west-coaster, I really don't see them often at all. Your recipe looks delicious. Family recipes are the best! Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

    1. Thanks Julia! I have eaten these with shrimp many times! Thanks so much for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Have a great rest of the week!

  2. My daughter sometimes makes cheesey grits for a family brunch, but I can't wait to try it with garlic. Hubby will LOVE this dish!

    1. I'm pretty sure my kids would eat grits at any meal!

  3. I CANNOT wait to make this!!! Thank you for the recipe.

  4. You know how I am about grits! YUMM. ;)



Thanks so much for taking the time to give us your feedback!