This favorite Southern food isn't just for breakfast! Add grits to your menu with our Cheddar cheese grits, shrimp and grits, and grits-bar ideas.
Feature grits the next time you entertain. Offer both plain and cheese, and keep them hot in slow cookers or chafing dishes.
Choose quick-cooking, regular, or white or yellow stone-ground grits. (We don't recommend instant here.)
Serve several toppings, such as Tomato Gravy featured in the photo, so guests can mix in their favorite flavors. Here's some great ideas:
Full of spicy Louisiana flair, this dish is perfect for a more intimate get-together.
Sharp Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses lend an unbeatable tangy richness to Creamy Cheese Grits.
The original recipe for this hearty shrimp and grits dish is from Bill Smith, executive chef at Crook's Corner, the landmark
Southern restaurant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
A New Orleans classic gets a Lowcountry makeover in Creole Shrimp and Grits.
Calorie counters rejoice! Not only is this baked version of the breakfast favorite easy to make, but it is also light and
Our Test Kitchen thought the popular Lowcountry dish shrimp and grits couldn't be improved. Yet Robert Stehling of Hominy
Grill in Charleston put a delicious twist on this recipe using fried grits squares, asparagus spears, and a creamy shrimp
Mixing Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses in Cheddar Cheese Grits Casserole gives it just the right taste. Serve as a hearty, filling
side dish for breakfast or any occasion.
Host a grits-bar brunch, and start with these simplified grits (or a cheesy twist). Then, offer a variety of toppings so that everyone can make their favorite combination.