Pepper Jack Grits Poppers

You'll need about 1/2 cup uncooked grits to make this recipe.

Pepper Jack Grits Poppers
Photo: Iain Bagwell
Hands On Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 40 mins
10 appetizer servings


  • 1 cup hot cooked grits

  • 1 cup (4 oz.) freshly shredded pepper Jack cheese

  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 garlic clove, pressed

  • 18 to 20 sweet mini bell peppers


  1. Stir together first 5 ingredients until cheese is melted; add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill 8 hours.

  2. Preheat broiler with oven rack 6 inches from heat. Cut peppers in half lengthwise, leaving stems intact; remove seeds. Spoon grits mixture into pepper halves. Place on a broiler pan. Broil 4 minutes or until golden.

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