Quick-Cooking Creamy Cheddar Cheese Grits

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes


4 tablespoons butter
4 1/2 cups milk
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1 garlic clove, pressed
2 cups uncooked quick-cooking grits
1 (10-oz.) block sharp white Cheddar cheese, grated


1. Bring 2 Tbsp. butter, next 4 ingredients, and 4 1/2 cups water to a boil in a medium-size Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Gradually whisk in grits, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 to 15 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheese and remaining 2 Tbsp. butter until melted. Serve immediately.