In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil over high heat. Add grits and cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally until mixture is thick. Remove from heat and add cheese and butter; stir until melted. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well combined. Serve immediately or place i a sprayed muffi tin and chill. Just before serving, heat in a preheated oven to 350 F. for 15 to 20 minutes.