Cheesy Grits is the perfect blend of smooth cheese with a spicy kick. Don't be swayed by the grits in the title, this is a scrumptious addition to your next family meal.
Grits for dinner
Why yes, grits make a great addition to your evening meal and this recipe is a stellar example. Grits are naturally low in fat which is an added plus - though some of the ingredients we add to them might not have that same description. That's OK, let's enjoy.
Ingredients to have on hand
Top Tips and FAQ
For sure and it's still delicious. So that's an option, especially if you have little ones in the house who may not like all that heat from the jalapeños.
For this particular recipe and to get the same creamy, cheesy results, yes. I recommend using Velveeta.
Whisk the eggs and milk in a separate cup or small bowl and then stir a small amount of the hot grits and cheese in with the eggs. This keeps the hot grits from cooking the eggs too quickly, and unintentionally creating scrambled eggs.
The Inspiration for Cheesy Grits
This recipe was shared by Major General Niles Fulwyler in 2005. To us he was always "Uncle June" and my son's godfather. He was a great entertainer and lived for many years in New Mexico and later in Idaho. This was one of his favorite recipes and it originated from the San Augustin Ranch. Thank you Uncle June!
Whether it's a holiday meal or a busy weeknight, a made from scratch side dish is always appreciated. Here are some of my other favorite sides. Dig in!
- Elegant Green Bean Casserole a whole new spin on a family favorite
- Zucchini Stuffing is a savory, veggie-infused side dish
- Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese, one of my most popular recipes, inspired by a similar version sold at Trader Joe's.