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Waffled Bacon & Cheddar Grits

Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 20 mins
Yield

Makes 4 waffles

Ingredients

How to Make It

  1. Preheat waffle iron to medium-high heat. Stir together first 3 ingredients. Brush hot waffle iron with melted butter. Place about 3/4 cup grits mixture in prepared waffle iron; close and cook 4 minutes or until grits are golden and crisp. Repeat with remaining grits mixture.

  2. Waffled Gruyère & Ham Grits: Prepare recipe as directed, omitting Cheddar cheese and bacon. Stir in 1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese and 1/2 cup chopped ham before cooking.

  3. Waffled Jalapeño & Monterey Jack Cheese Grits: Prepare recipe as directed, omitting Cheddar cheese and bacon. Stir in 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese and 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped, before cooking.