Quaker Grits Recipe

Grits are a classic Southern favorite, and Quaker Grits are the most widely used brand. They are a type of coarsely ground cornmeal, and make for a very simple yet tasty side dish when cooked up with a bit of butter and salt and pepper. While this is a classic way to prepare Quaker Grits, you can also get creative with them.

Quaker Grits are incredibly versatile and can be used as a base for a variety of dishes, from breakfast to dinner. Whatever your pleasure, here are some delicious and easy recipes featuring this Southern classic.

Basic Quaker Grits

This is the classic way to prepare Quaker Grits – a simple side dish to accompany any meal.

  • Ingredients:
    • 1 cup Quaker Quick Grits
    • 2 cups water
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
    • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • Instructions:
    • Bring the water, salt, and butter to a boil in a medium saucepan.
    • Slowly sprinkle the Quaker Quick Grits into the boiling water, whisking continuously.
    • Reduce the heat to low and cover the saucepan.
    • Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the grits are thick and creamy.
    • Stir in freshly ground pepper, to taste.
    • Serve hot and enjoy!

Cheesy Baked Quaker Grits

This is a delicious, cheesy take on classic Quaker Grits, perfect for a hearty breakfast.

  • Ingredients:
    • 3 cups cooked Quaker Grits
    • 1/4 cup butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
    • 1/2 cup cream
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • Instructions:
    • Preheat oven to 350°F.
    • In a large bowl, mix together the cooked grits, butter, garlic powder, onion powder, and garlic salt.
    • Spread grits mixture into an 8-inch baking dish.
    • Top with shredded cheese.
    • In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, and parsley; pour over the cheese.
    • Bake for 30 minutes, or until top is golden brown and edges are bubbling.
    • Serve warm, and enjoy!