Recipe: Savory Grits

More

If you ask people to come up with one food that is absolutely Southern, they will probably mention grits. I have always said you have to be born below the Mason-Dixon line to truly understand the dish.

    • 6 cups cooked grits (see below)
    • 8 ounces cream cheese
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1/4 pound butter
    • 2 cups grated mozzarella
    • 2 teaspoons roasted garlic
    • 2 tablespoons rosemary
    • 2 teaspoon thyme
    • salt to taste (start with 1 teaspoon and adjust)
    • optional: 4 eggs and 3/4 cup of cream

Follow the directions on a box of Quaker or Jim Dandy Quick Grits to make six cups of cooked grits. Do not make them too thin.

In small sauce pan melt butter and cream cheese, and add cream and garlic.

In a mixing bowl add grits. While it's still warm, add the butter and cream cheese mixture, mozzarella cheese, herbs and salt. Mix well.

Option: if you want this dish more "soufflélike," beat eggs and cream until pale yellow and fold into mixture. Increase baking time by 40 minutes.

Spray baking dish with spray oil and then pour grits into baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes (or 60 minutes if you added eggs and cream).

Jump to comments
Presented by

Regina Charboneau is the owner of Twin Oaks Bed & Breakfast in Natchez, Mississippi. She is the author of Regina's Table at Twin Oaks. More

Regina Charboneau is the owner of Twin Oaks Bed & Breakfast in Natchez, Mississippi. She is the author of two cookbooks: A Collection of Seasonal Menus & Recipes from Regina's Kitchen and Regina's Table at Twin Oaks.
Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Tracing Sriracha's Origin to a Seaside Town in Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Where the Wild Things Go

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

Video

Adults Need Playtime Too

When was the last time you played your favorite childhood game?

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Writers

Up
Down

More in Health

From This Author

Just In