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How To Use Cheese Grits

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Cheese grits is a popular breakfast dish from Southern states of US. However, one can use cheese grits for making varied delicious gourmet recipes for breakfast as well as meal by adding shrimps or cheddar cheese. If you don’t know how to use cheese grits other than making the basic recipe, here are some great meal ideas using cheese grits.






Cheese grits is easy to prepare. Here is a quick overview for how to prepare.


Add grits to boiling water. Cook until it blends to form a paste. Mix egg, milk and cheese and add to the grit with constant stirring. Cook until the cheese melts.


Once the Cheese grits is prepared, it can be served as gourmet dish when paired with savory sea foods, egg or even more cheese.


1. Shrimp and Andouille Sausage With Asiago Grits

When you want to impress someone special or have a small get together with close friends, use cheese grits to make complete meal. Serve with a flavorful dish made with shrimps, andoulie sausage, butter, whipping cream and ground pepper. Shrimp and andoulie sausage are cooked separately in a skillet and served over Asiago grits.


2. Creole Shrimp and Grits

Creole shrimp is spicy and savory with onion, celery, tomato, garlic, bell pepper, lime juice, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce and Creole seasoning. Creole shrimp when served over cheese grits is awesome especially for lunch.


3. Shrimp and grits

It is not necessary to use a lot of cream or fat in a dish to make it tasty. Shrimp and grit is one such example, less fat yet delicious. Crispy bacon, sautéed mushroom and lightly prepared shrimps cooked with green onions and garlic makes a hearty meal when served over a scoop of cheese grit.


4. Grits and Greens

Although using cheese grits with shrimps is popular, try cheese grits with collard greens. Collard greens can be prepared well in advance and this dish is ideal to prepare when you don’t have much time to prepare breakfast for yourself. Grits is first prepared with 2 eggs, baked for 30 minutes. Make 8 indentations in the baked cheese grit and break one egg into each indentation, bake for 10 minutes and serve hot.


5. Sausage cheese grit casserole

Cook cheese grits and mix browned sausages in it. Bake it to make a sausage cheese grit casserole. In the last 10 minutes of baking, sprinkle grated cheddar cheese over grit and bake until golden brown. It’s simple, easy and tastes great.



Cheese grits is a healthy dish and can be transformed into gourmet meal with simple additions. Now that you know how to serve cheese grits in a variety of ways, enjoy and reap the health benefits of grits.


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How To Use Cheese Grits