Bacon Cheese Grits

rebecca jackson


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8 slice
bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled, reserve drippings
2 c
whole milk
2 c
chicken broth or stock
1 c
1/2 tsp
kosher salt, plus additional as needed
1/4 c
heavy cream
1 1/2 c
grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese (about 6 ounces), divided
green onions, green parts only, thinly sliced, divided
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

How to Make Bacon Cheese Grits


  • 1Place the milk and chicken stock in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat.
  • 2Bring to a boil.
  • 3Add the grits, whisking in until smooth.
  • 4Reduce the heat to medium, and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until the grits have thickened, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • 5Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally until the grits are soft and creamy, about 25 minutes.
  • 6Stir in the cream and cook about 5 minutes longer.
  • 7Remove from the heat and add the reserved bacon drippings, cooked bacon, 1 cup of the cheese and two-thirds of the green onions; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • 8Preheat the broiler.
  • 9Spread the grits in a casserole dish.
  • 10Scatter the remaining cheese over the top.
  • 11Place under the broiler just until the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • 12Garnish with the remaining green onions and serve immediately.

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