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Garlic-Cheese Grits

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Total Time: 1-1 1/2 hrs

Garlic-Cheese Grits

Garlic-cheese grits are a typically rich Southern dish, but the truth is you don’t need a half a cup of butter and a pound of cheese to make them taste good. By using a pungent blend of super-sharp cheeses we’ve found you can use much less cheese and still get flavor-packed results.


  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup grits, quick or old-fashioned (not instant)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup sharp Italian cheese, such as Pecorino Romano or Parmesan
  • 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or 1 teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-inch-square baking pan with cooking spray.
Step 2
Bring water, grits and salt to a boil in a large saucepan, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat and simmer until the grits are thick, 5 to 30 minutes, depending on the type of grits.
Step 3
Meanwhile, combine oil and garlic in a small skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the garlic is fragrant but not browned, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.
Step 4
Stir the oil and garlic into the grits along with the cheeses and cayenne (or hot sauce); transfer to the prepared pan.
Step 5
Bake, uncovered, until bubbling and crusty on top, about 45 minutes.

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