Pepper Jack Grits Poppers

Pepper Jack Grits Poppers Recipe

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

You'll need about 1/2 cup uncooked grits to make this recipe.


Makes about 10 appetizer servings
Total time: 8 Hours, 40 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 35 Minutes
Total: 8 Hours, 40 Minutes


1 cup hot cooked grits
1 cup (4 oz.) freshly shredded pepper Jack cheese
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 garlic clove, pressed
18 to 20 sweet mini bell peppers


1. Stir together first 5 ingredients until cheese is melted; add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill 8 hours.

2. Preheat broiler with oven rack 6 inches from heat. Cut peppers in half lengthwise, leaving stems intact; remove seeds. Spoon grits mixture into pepper halves. Place on a broiler pan. Broil 4 minutes or until golden.

December 2012
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