Recipes and Cooking Cheesy Grits Bowl 5.0 (3) Add your rating & review Stick to the basic cheesy grits or change it up with our chorizo, bacon and eggs, or spinach and tomato variations. By Colleen Weeden Colleen Weeden As a food expert, Colleen Weeden has written extensively for Better Homes & Gardens. From airfryer tips to advice on how to poach an egg, she shares her passion for food with practical, easy-to-follow tips. She has also contributed to Midwest Living magazine. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on August 6, 2019 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 25 mins Servings: 8 Yield: about 5 1/2 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 tablespoon butter 4 cloves garlic, minced 3 ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 ⅓ cup milk ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 ¼ cup quick-cooking grits 1 cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese (4 oz.) 1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese (4 oz.) Sauteed mushrooms, creme fraiche, and/or snipped fresh rosemary (optional) Directions In a large saucepan heat butter over medium. Add garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, milk, and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Add grits in a steady stream, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook and stir 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture thickens. Stir in cheeses until melted. If desired, top with sauteed mushrooms, creme fraiche, and/or rosemary. Serves 8. Chorizo 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 253 Calories 13g Fat 23g Carbs 12g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 253 % Daily Value * Total Fat 13g 17% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 40mg 13% Sodium 463mg 20% Total Carbohydrate 23g 8% Total Sugars 3g Protein 12g Vitamin C 1mg 5% Calcium 263mg 20% Iron 1.1mg 6% Potassium 199mg 4% Folate, total 50.9mcg Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.