Cream Cheese Grits

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Cream Cheese Grits offer a luxurious and creamy take on the classic Southern grits, infusing the dish with a rich texture and delightful flavor. This comforting side dish is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a savory complement to various main courses. Here's a simple recipe to make these luscious Cream Cheese Grits in five easy steps.

INGREDIENTS 

– 1 cup stone-ground grit – 4 cups milk – 1 teaspoon salt – 4 ounces cream cheese, softened – 1/4 cup unsalted butter – 1/4 teaspoon black pepper – Optional toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, or crumbled bacon

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INSTRUCTIONS

In a medium saucepan, bring the milk to a simmer over medium heat. Stir in the grits and salt, then reduce the heat to low. Cook the grits, stirring occasionally, until they are tender and have absorbed most of the liquid. This usually takes about 20-25 minutes.

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Step 1

Once the grits are cooked, add the softened cream cheese, unsalted butter, and black pepper to the pot. Stir well until the cream cheese and butter are fully melted, creating a smooth and creamy texture.

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Step 2

Taste the cream cheese grits and adjust the seasoning as needed. You can add more salt or pepper according to your preference.

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Step 3

For an extra layer of flavor, consider adding optional toppings such as shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, or crumbled bacon. These additions complement the creaminess of the grits and add a burst of color and flavor.

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Step 4

Once the cream cheese is fully incorporated, and the grits have reached your desired consistency, serve the Cream Cheese Grits hot. They make a fantastic side dish for breakfast, brunch, or dinner, and their velvety texture is sure to please everyone at the table.

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Step 5

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