Pimento Cheese Grits

Cheese Grits are a classic Southern staple perfect for a quick breakfast, snack, or side dish. I combined them with another staple to create this delicious Pimento Cheese Grits recipe! They’re cheesy, creamy, and oh so tasty. Eat them on their own on pair them with pork or chicken. You’re going to love these easy cheese grits!

Pimento Cheese Grits recipe in a bowl

Pimento Cheese Grits

Cheese Grits and Pimento Cheese are a match made in Southern heaven. These two things are staples in Southern cooking, so combining them to make one delicious dish seemed obvious.

Hot grits are SO GOOD when they’re made right, and especially when you add some cheese! I love this Pimento Cheese Grits recipe because it’s cheesy, creamy, and has just a hint of sweetness from the Pimento peppers. This is the perfect pairing for my Sweet Tea Pork Tenderloin recipe, but these cheese grits are great with chicken and other meats too. They also make a quick and savory breakfast or snack to fill you up in a hurry.

Try these Pimento Grits for dinner and you won’t be disappointed!

This Pimento Cheese Grits recipe combines two Southern classics to create one quick and savory dish.

Easy cheese grits in a bowl

Easy Cheese Grits Recipe

This easy cheese grits recipe is the perfect thing to serve alongside pork tenderloin, chicken, or another meat dish. It only takes a few minutes to make, so you can easily cook these up just before serving the rest of your meal. Or if you need a quick breakfast, these savory cheese grits will do the job.

How to Make Pimento Grits:

  1. Bring chicken broth & water to a boil over medium-high heat
  2. Reduce heat to low & mix in butter
  3. Stir grits continuously while cooking, for 1-2 minutes
  4. Mix in the Pimento Cheese & salt to taste

Homemade Pimento Cheese Recipe

You can buy Pimento Cheese at the store to use in this cheese grits recipe, but making your own homemade Pimento Cheese is just as easy and tastes much better. Just mix together colby cheese, Pimento peppers, sugar, apple cider vinegar, and mayonnaise. You can also use this cheese to make a Pimento Cheese Sandwich!

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Are grits and porridge the same thing?

Grits are a type of porridge, but there are many other types of porridge. It’s any kind of hot cereal made from various grains, or from corn in the case of grits, usually cooked in hot water or milk.

Are grits a healthy food?

Plain grits are quite healthy for you, similar to eating oatmeal. They are naturally low in fat calories, they’re filling, and they are a good source of some vitamins. However, these pimento cheese grits have added calories and fat from the cheese and chicken broth.

What do you put in your grits?

You can make grits with water, milk, or any hot liquid. Most people add in butter, salt, or cheese to flavor their grits. This Pimento Cheese Grits recipe have the added flavor of sweet & mild Pimento peppers.

Cheese grits with pimento peppers

Try this delicious, easy Pimento Cheese Grits recipe as soon as possible for breakfast, snack, or a side dish. You’re going to love how cheesy these are!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make this Pimento Cheese Grits recipe. Enjoy!

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Cheese Grits are a classic Southern staple perfect for a quick breakfast, snack, or side dish. I combined them with another staple to create this delicious Pimento Cheese Grits recipe! They're cheesy, creamy, and oh so tasty. Eat them on their own on pair them with pork or chicken. You're going to love these easy cheese grits!
Pimento Cheese Grits
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Cheese Grits are a classic Southern staple perfect for a quick breakfast, snack, or side dish. I combined them with another staple to create this delicious Pimento Cheese Grits recipe! They're cheesy, creamy, and oh so tasty. Eat them on their own on pair them with pork or chicken. You're going to love these easy cheese grits!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese grits, pimento cheese
Servings: 4
Calories: 327 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Bring chicken broth and water to a rolling boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and mix in the butter. Cook the grits, stirring continuously, until grits are tender, 1-2 minutes. Mix in the pimento cheese and kosher salt.
  2. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Pimento Cheese Grits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 327 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 1478mg 62%
Potassium 157mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 11.2%
Vitamin C 13.3%
Calcium 30.9%
Iron 85.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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