Jalapeno Cheese Grits Recipe- Cheddar Grits
This jalapeno cheese grits recipe combines grits, cheddar, cream cheese, and jalapeno that is baked into a casserole for a rich, creamy side dish. Delicious!
- 4 cups water
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup stone 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 ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large pot, heat 4 cups of water to a boil and add ½ tsp salt. Slowly pour 1 cup grits into boiling water. Cook for 10 minutes covered , stirring often while cooking. Remove from heat.
Stir in ¼ cup melted butter, 8 oz cream cheese, ½ cup finely chopped jalapeño, and ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese. Mix until melted.
Add 2 eggs, 1 tsp crushed garlic, and 1 tsp cayenne pepper. Mix.
Pour grits into a greased 8x8 casserole dish.
Sprinkle the remaining cup cheddar cheese over top of grits.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
Note: Resting allows the casserole to thicken. If you serve immediately without resting, the dish will be very soupy.
Note: If you do not like a rich garlic flavor, substitute fresh garlic for powder garlic.
Cayenne pepper will make it spicy. You can omit that for a more mild dish.
Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 0.4mg