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My Mother's Southern Cheese Grits
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My Mother’s Southern Cheese Grits with a Modern Twist

My Mother's Southern Cheese Grits was a staple breakfast for my brothers and sisters and me when we were growing up. I can still see the pot of cheese grits bubbling away on my mother's stove! More years later than I care to remember, I'm still making My Mother's Southern Cheese Grits. Now, however, I cook it in the microwave for a modern twist!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American, Southern
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Chula King

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Quick grits*
  • teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups water divided
  • 4 ounces Velveeta cubed

Instructions

  • Combine grits, salt, and 2 cups of water in a large microwave safe bowl with a lid. Cover bowl with paper towel and lid. Microwave on high for 8 minutes.
  • Remove from microwave. Add remaining 1 cup of water; stir to combine. Cover bowl with paper towel and lid. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from microwave. Add Velveeta; stir to combine. Cover bowl with lid. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from microwave. Stir to combine.
  • Serve with crispy bacon and buttered toast.
  • Yield: 4 servings.*

Notes

*Do not use Instant grits.
Note: for 2 servings, use ¼ cup Quick grits, a pinch of salt, and 2 cups of water.

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 736mg | Potassium: 129mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 7.6mg