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Garlic Grits

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Substitute milk for half-and-half for a lighter tasting dish.


  • 6 cups half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked quick-cooking grits
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

How to Make It

  1. Bring half-and-half, salt, garlic powder, and pepper to a boil in a Dutch oven; gradually stir in grits. Return to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes or until thickened.

  2. Add cream cheese and 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, stirring until cream cheese melts. Serve immediately.