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.
Use a whisk to beat the eggs vigorously and your grits pie will have a light and airy texture.
Recipe: Shrimp 'n' Grits Pie
Trim away uneven edges for a clean look. Use a paring knife, round cookie cutter, or pizza wheel.
Recipe: Grits Cakes with Poached Eggs and Country Gravy
Spread cheese to the edge of the warm, bacony grits "crust" to prevent any custard from seeping out while the quiche bakes.
Recipe: Bacon-and-Cheddar Grits Quiche
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
Look for Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, which adds nutty flavor and an earthy depth to the grits.
Recipe: Creamy Parmesan Grits
Scrape the milky liquid from the corncobs, and add it with the kernels for extra summery flavor.
Recipe: Summer Corn 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
Turn a classic Southern dish into a light, fluffy soufflé for the ultimate holiday brunch.
- Recipe: Cheesy Grits Soufflé
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
We took a cue from shepherd's pie and used grits (in lieu of mashed potatoes) to seal in the flavor of juicy sausage in an ever-so-sweet sauce.
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
Classic dressing and Lowcountry shrimp and grits fuse together in this must-try dressing.
Recipe: Shrimp and Grits Dressing
Make grits and sauce a day ahead. Grit cakes (browned in a skillet) also make a tasty supper side.
Add a little sweetness and a big superfood boost to your traditional shrimp and grits.
A New Orleans classic gets a Lowcountry makeover in Creole Shrimp and Grits.
Recipe: Creole Shrimp and Grits
This buttery, two-cheese casserole featuring one of the South’s favorite foods is a must for holiday brunches or to serve at dinner with shrimp or ham.
- Recipe: Creamy Grits Casserole
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
Wow your guests with this 6-ingredient twist on the iconic finger food.
- Recipe: Pepper Jack Grits Poppers
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
This eggs, cheese, and grits combination is simple but absolutely delicious, and a true Southern favorite.
Recipe: Cheddar Cheese Grits Casserole
Capture the iconic flavors of New Orleans in these easy-to-make tarts.
- Recipe: Grits-and-Gumbo Tarts
Full of spicy Louisiana flair, this dish is perfect for a more intimate get-together.
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:
- 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
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 sauce.
Recipe: Shrimp-and-Grits Eggs Benedict
These biscuits are a perfectly savory accompaniment to country ham.
Recipe: Cheese Grit-and-Chive Muffins
You can assemble this up to four days ahead, and keep in the fridge; then let it stand at room temp for 30 minutes before baking.
Sharp Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses lend an unbeatable tangy richness to Creamy Cheese Grits.
- Recipe: Creamy Cheese 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