17 Creamy (and lots of Cheesy) Grits Recipes

bowl of creamy grits

No matter if you’re first learning how to make grits or you know your Grandma’s recipe by heart, you’re going to find a great grits recipe to try. Casseroles, muffins, fried grits, cheese-tastic, and the classic creamy grits are all listed below – get ready to drool! Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, grits are a classic you need in your recipe rotation.

The Best Southern Cheese Grits Recipe

“Cheese Grits are a staple at any southern table. Cheese grits can be served alongside crispy bacon for breakfast or fried catfish for dinner. This southern cheese grits recipe is quick, simple, and delicious.” – Heather

Grandma’s Favorite Grits Casserole

“Sausage Grits casserole with creamy grits, rolled together with delicious eggs, and hearty sausage, is a unique breakfast casserole that your family is sure to love.” – Trisha

Bacon Cheesy Fried Grits

“I’m not typically a big breakfast type, but these Southern Bacon Cheesy Fried Grits hit the spot every now and then on the weekend. Smooth and creamy stone ground corn grits get mixed with cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon, spread in a pan to form overnight and get pan fried the next morning served with maple syrup. Too good!” – Kevin

Shrimp and Grits

“A southern classic! Flavorful and hearty shrimp and bacon served over creamy, cheesy grits. Quick and easy, this recipe is perfect for a weeknight meal!” – Serene

Homemade Creamy Grits

“How to Make Grits is a recipe for no fail, fluffy creamy grits and so much more! Learn how to cook them alternative ways, different types and varieties, what to eat with them, the best grits recipes, and lots of tricks and tips.” – Melissa

Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Grits

“Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Grits- these spicy, cheesy grits are wonderfully creamy and a great addition to a southern breakfast.” – Christin

Southern Rotel Cheese Grits

“Southern Rotel Cheese Grits are deliciously cheesy and a little spicy. This is an incredibly flavorful side dish recipe that’s ready in less than 30 minutes.” – Paula

Sausage and Grits

“This Sausage and Grits recipe has creamy, cheesy grits topped with sausage, bacon and vegetables in a delicious, lightly spicy sauce.” – Christine

Easy Cheesy Slow Cooker Grits

“These Easy Cheesy Slow Cooker Grits are incredibly simple to make using your slow cooker. Yellow stone ground grits are mixed with chicken broth and cream then cooked with softened chive and onion cream cheese to give them a smooth and velvety texture. Seasoned to perfection these slow cooker grits are then filled with plenty of sharp cheddar cheese to complete this simple but, flavorful dish.” – Melissa

Cracked Out Grits Casserole

“Cheddar, bacon, and ranch – SO addictive!!! We love this casserole for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Grits, chicken broth, milk, eggs, Velveeta, bacon, Ranch, cheddar cheese. Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. This always gets RAVE reviews! SO good!!!” – Stephanie

Cheesy Grits Breakfast Bowls

“Cheesy grits breakfast bowls are loaded with crumbled sausage, soft scrambled eggs and sautéed spinach for a hearty, delicious start to the day!” – Kathryn

Instant Pot Brown Sugar Grits

“With the weather getting cooler and mornings getting darker, this Instant Pot Brown Sugar Grits recipe is the perfect Instant Pot breakfast to warm you up and get you ready to face the chilly day ahead.” – Jennifer

Goat Cheese & Sweet Corn Grits

“Creamy sweet corn grits get even creamier with a few dollops of smooth goat cheese.” – Sharon

Pimento Cheese Grits

“Pimento Cheese Grits combine two southern classics into one creamy, dreamy dish that will become a staple at your breakfast, brunch or dinner table.” – Sara

Sausage and Bacon Grits Muffins

“These little grits muffins are full of sausage and bacon, egg, and, most importantly, grits. They are easy to put together, and they pack a whole lot of flavor in one small bite. We made them yesterday, and seriously, we couldn’t stop eating them! They are light and fluffy, and perfect for snacking on.” – Katie

Southern Style Creamy Grits

“I got this recipe many years ago from a fellow homeschool mom’s mother. To this day, I’ve never had a better pot of grits. They’re SO creamy!!” – Crystal

Cheese Grits (Creamy, Cheesy Garlicky Baked Deliciousness)

“In this addictive Baked Cheese Grits recipe, creamy rich Southern Grits are cooked with garlicky butter and cheddar and parmesan cheeses then baked to perfection. Each flavorful bite oozes and melts on the tongue. Make these grits casserole for your next family breakfast or serve them for dinner as a side dish.” – Jocelyn