Cheesy Grits are a creamy and comforting side dish, perfect for breakfast, brunch, and even dinner. These creamy grits are filled with melty cheddar cheese and butter, and are ready in less than 30 minutes.
In a saucepan over medium heat, add milk, water, and salt. Bring to a boil, then slowly whisk in the grits.
Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 20 minutes, whisking frequently. If grits begin to stick to pan, reduce heat and add a splash of water. Grits should be creamy and thick, with no rough texture remaining when they're done cooking.
Remove from heat and add pepper, butter, and shredded cheese. Stir until melted, then serve immediately.
For my savory dinner version, add 1-2 cloves of minced garlic in just after you add your grits into the pan.
The water can also be substituted with chicken broth for a more savory flavor. Don't forget to cut your salt in half if using broth, due to the added salt content.
For breakfast, top with bacon, eggs, or sausage.
For dinner, top with shrimp, pulled pork, grilled chicken, pot roast, or andouille sausage.