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Jalapeno Cheese Grits Recipe (Southern Living)

This jalapeno cheese grits recipe flavors up the traditional grits with a lot of cheese & a bit of jalapeño. You will love this recipe! Delicious!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Southern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 221kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1//2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Quaker Quick Grits
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup finely chopped jalapeño
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large pot, heat water to a boil and add salt. Slowly pour grits into boiling water. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring continuously while cooking. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in butter, cream cheese, jalapeño, and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese. Mix until melted.
  • Add eggs, garlic, cayenne pepper and mix.
  • Pour grits into a greased 8x8 casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheddar cheese over top of grits.
  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 72mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 0.4mg