Cheesy Grits Bowl
Prepare as directed, substituting Monterey Jack cheese for the Gouda and adding 1 finely chopped jalapeno pepper with the cheeses. Serve topped with cooked chorizo or breakfast sausage, avocado, cilantro, and salsa.
Bacon and Eggs:
Prepare as directed, stirring chopped cooked bacon into grits with the cheeses. Top each serving with an egg and bacon strips.
Spinach and Tomato:
Prepare as directed, substituting mozzarella for the Gouda and stirring 3 cups fresh baby spinach and 2 chopped roma tomatoes into grits with the cheeses. Top with fresh basil and roasted tomatoes.