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
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.