Buttery Corn Grits Recipe with Cheese and Bacon
Buttery, cheesy, quick and easy savory grits for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Toppings include scallions, cheese, and bacon.
- 1 ½ cups water
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup quick cooking grits
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup cheddar cheese grated
- 2-3 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1 tablespoon scallions thinly sliced
- Hot sauce to taste
- ¼ teaspoon freshly grated black pepper
Add the salt to the one-and-a-half cups of water and bring to a rolling boil.
Slowly whisk in the half cup of grits, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Continue cooking until the grits are thickened and the water absorbed.
If you want to add half of the butter and/or cheese directly into the hot grits do it now, before the cream is added.
Remove from heat and stir in the cream.
Pour the grits into a bowl or ladle onto a serving plate.
Garnish with butter, bacon, cheese, scallions, and hot sauce. Enjoy immediately while piping hot.
Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 912mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 745IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 1mg