Pepper Jack Grits Poppers

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

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

Yield: Makes about 10 appetizer servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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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. 1. Stir together first 5 ingredients until cheese is melted; add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill 8 hours.
  2. 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.
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