10 Ways to Make Amazing Grits

Grits, glorious grits; Here are 10 ways to make amazingly delicious grits. 

Although this corn-based delight has earned a bad reputation through the years, don’t believe everything you hear. Whether you were born and raised in the South or you are a tried and true Northerner, everyone should give grits a try at least once.

One of the most versatile foods, grits can be salty, sweet, savory, rich, or sadly, sometimes dry, grainy, and tasteless for the unguided cook. To help you avoid an awful first experience, take your pick from any of these 10 recipes and you are sure to be a grits lover for life! You can enjoy them as a side item, a base for a dessert or casserole, or as a stand-alone item for a tasty breakfast.

1. Maple Grits Pudding with Pecan Streusel


This casserole works for breakfast, brunch, dessert, a midnight snack, you name it. With a rich maple pecan topping and drizzled with heavy cream, this dish is pure decadence.

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2. Overnight Cheese Grits

This Perfect Mess

If you don’t have time to fully cook grits on the stovetop, this overnight recipe is perfect. After a quick boil and then 10 minutes of cooking time, the mixture goes into the fridge overnight. In the morning, toss the mixture in the oven and in an hour you have a buttery, cheesy, breakfast.

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3. Cream Cheese Grits

The Caramel Jar

Cream cheese transforms the texture of these grits to a smooth and rich base that would pair great with sausage or shrimp.  If you have always wanted to try grits but are afraid of the grainy texture, try this recipe out first!

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4. Shrimp and Chorizo Grits

Omni Hotels

The great state of Texas knows how to cook their Southern food and this recipe for shrimp and chorizo grits will be bringing the Lonestar State straight to your kitchen.

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5. Jalapeno Cheddar Grits

Food Fanatic

One thing is for certain; cheddar makes absolutely everything better! These jalapeno cheddar grits will spice up any meal. Topped with bacon and green onions…cue the stomach growl.

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6. Sweet Corn Grits with Berries and Honey

Bojorn Gourmet

Sometimes you just need a little sweetness in your life and these sweet corn grits are the ticket. Topped with berries and honey, these can replace your normal oatmeal routine any day.

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7. Sweet Lemony Grits Pie

Running With Tweezers

Grits know no bounds with this sweet and savory pie recipe with a hint of lemon.  If you want to add a little more sweetness, dust with powdered sugar than dive in!

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8. Brie and Butter Grits with Honey and Raspberry Compote

Food 52

Grits aren’t just for barbeques anymore, one bite of these brie and butter grits and your view will completely change. Raspberry and honey make this recipe a sweet treat.

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9. Bacon and Cheese Grits

Tasty Kitchen

The time it takes to make these grits is well worth the wait for this pot of heaven. Bacon, onions, and cheese make this recipe for grits top notch. You won’t be sticking to your low-calorie diet with this dish, but it is totally worth it…there is always tomorrow!

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10. Prawn and Sausage Grits

Forget grits as a side item, this recipe places grits front and center as an integral part to this “Rich Grits” recipe, suitable for any dinner where you want to impress your guests with a southern soul food experience.

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10 Ways to Make Amazing Grits