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Plate of grits with bacon, scallions, and butter dripping down from the top.

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.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, cheese, grits,, savory, scallions
Budget Cheap
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 376kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Microwave optional for cooking 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