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Savory Breakfast Grits

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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 401kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Microwave optional for cooking bacon


  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup quick cooking grits
  • 2 TBS heavy cream
  • 2 pats of butter
  • 3 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tbs cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 Sliced scallions thinly sliced
  • Hot sauce


  • Add the salt to the water and bring to a rolling boil. Slowly whisk in the grits, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Continue cooking until the grits are thickened and the water absorbed.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the cream. Pour the grits into a bowl or onto a serving plate.
  • Garnish with butter, bacon, cheese, scallions, and hot sauce. Enjoy immediately while piping hot.


Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 998mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 790IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 2mg