Southern Style Cheesy Grits

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup quick grits
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp bacon grease or salted butter
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup shredded cheese 2/3 cup cheddar, 1/3 cup parmesan are my preferred cheeses


  1. In a medium sauce pan, bring water and grease/butter to a boil

  2. Slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat to medium low & cover. Cook for 4-5 minutes, until thickened, stirring occasionally.

  3. Whisk in eggs until fully combined

  4. Add cheese and seasonings. Continue to cook until all the cheese has melted and is combined into the grits.

  5. Keep on low heat until time to serve. If grits appear too dry, add 1/2 cup warm milk and whisk through.

  6. Taste for salt before serving