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Cheese Grits

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Chef Mireille


  • 4 cups water
  • 2 mini bouillon cubes
  • 1 cup whole grain grits
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper or more, as desired
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese


  • Combine water and bouillon cubes in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and add grits.
  • Cook on low heat, stirring frequently for about 15-20 minutes, until the grits are tender.
  • Add cream and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add crushed red pepper and cheese and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  • Serve warm


Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 362mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 1mg
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