Creamy Grits

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by cylee

Great with grilled ham and shrimp to make an eclectic meal!

Top Review by Rinshinomori

This is the third time I cooked grits. Because it is still a new taste experience for me, I do not have a good grasp of grit's potential yet. However, I do know that I've liked all three recipes very much. This time, I used yellow grits I ordered online and started tasting after milk and butter. Very tasty but very thick and quite gritty. Next I tasted it with water after cooking for 30 minutes. Very, very tasty. I could have stopped right here with only salt and pepper and would have been perfectly happy serving this. Next, I added cream and parmesan. Very tasty, but I can taste more cheese than grits. The last step was adding cream cheese. This made the dish extremely rich, perhaps a bit too rich for my taste but I think this is a very good recipe that would appeal to many people worthy of 5 stars. Thank you cylee for posting this wonderful recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large pot, heat milk and butter until simmering.
  2. Add grits, whisking to prevent sticking to pan. Season if desired with salt and pepper.
  3. Add water when grits begin to bubble.
  4. Cook until consistency of oatmeal.
  5. Stir in cream cheese and heavy cream until incorporated.
  6. NOTE: I like to add "Old Bay Seasoning" and grilled shrimp and prosciutto for dinner. Otherwise, enjoy as you usually do grits!

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