Creamy Gruyère Grits

Creamy Gruyère GritsRecipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Turn quick-cooking grits into a rich and creamy side dish with the addition of shredded Gruyere cheese and half-and-half.


Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes


1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups uncooked quick-cooking grits
1 (8-oz.) block Gruyère cheese, shredded*
1/2 cup half-and-half
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon pepper


1. Bring 5 1/4 cups water and 1 tsp. salt to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; gradually whisk in 1 1/4 cups grits, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, whisking occasionally, 12 to 15 minutes or until thickened. Whisk in shredded Gruyère cheese and remaining ingredients until cheese is melted and mixture is blended.

*1 (8-oz.) block Swiss or white Cheddar cheese, shredded, may be substituted.