Garlic Grits

Substitute milk for half-and-half for a lighter tasting dish.


Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes


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


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.

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

September 2005
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