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Garlic Cheese Grits

Southern Garlic Cheese Grits Bowl

Southern Garlic Cheese Grits are a Southern staple- you cannot go wrong with serving up hot grits and enjoying breakfast for dinner!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, dinner


  • 2 garlic cloves diced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 cup old fashioned grits
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ bell pepper diced
  • ¼ onion diced
  • 6 oz mushrooms sliced thin
  • 1-2 tsp each salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cooked bacon chopped
  • green onions to garnish


  • In a large pot, saute garlic and 1 tbsp olive oil for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Pour the water and milk into the pot and bring to a boil. Stir in grits and reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for up to 20 minutes or until thick.
  • While the grits are cooking, in a small pan over medium heat, sauté bell pepper, onions, and mushrooms in remaining olive oil until soft. Add a dash of salt and pepper and remove from the pan.
  • Reduce the heat to low and melt the butter. Add the eggs and cook to your liking. Set aside.
  • When the grits are done cooking add cheddar cheese and stir well until melted. Spoon grits into each bowl. Add bacon, sautéed veggies, and eggs and garnish with green onions.
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