Anytime Grits Recipes
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.
Perfect grits begin with good grits. Use stone-ground varieties to deliver the best flavor and texture. As for the method, we cover grits as they simmer, a revelatory technique that cuts the cook time in half. Follow this recipe to cook grits like a pro.
Recipe: Perfect Pot of Grits
Thaw food in the refrigerator. The science behind a slow, even thaw preserves flavor and texture.
Impress your brunch company with this clever, simple spin on a traditional quiche.
- Recipe: Sausage-and-Grits Quiche
Browned flour makes a low-fat gravy, while the slow cooker creates the creamiest grits without cheese or butter. And with a light gravy, you can indulge in andouille sausage.
Grits, bacon, cheese and milk combine to create this satisfying meal. Enjoy this protein-packed breakfast with a bowl of fresh fruit and a glass of milk for a healthy start to your day.
› Recipe: Grits Breakfast Bowl
Spicy andouille, sautéed shrimp, and old-fashioned grits are the backbone of flavor for this One-Pot Shrimp and Grits. Avoid overcrowding the pot when cooking the shrimp so they will brown and cook through quickly.
- Recipe: One-Pot Shrimp and Grits
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.
- Recipe: Slow-Cooker Grits
Great Grits Combos
True Midtown Kitchen; Mobile, AL
"I worked with a cook who had this great recipe for Italian red sauce, so I translated that into shrimp and grits. For me, this is the perfect comfort food because you have buttery Parmesan grits combined with a rich, tomato-based sauce that's both familiar and just a little different." —Wesley True
- Recipe: Gulf Coast Shrimp and Grits
Serve several toppings, such as Tomato Gravy featured in the photo, so guests can mix in their favorite flavors. Here's some great ideas:
- Gravies and pestos
- Shredded cheeses
- Roasted vegetables
- Crumbled bacon
- Grilled corn kernels
- Recipe: Tomato Gravy
- Recipe: Parmesan 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.
- Recipe: Shrimp and Grits
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.
- Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Grits Casserole
- Recipe: Shrimp-and-Grits Eggs Benedict