Flying Biscuit's Creamy Dreamy White Cheddar Grits

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe is from The Flying Biscuit, an awesome little resturant in 2 locations in Atlanta GA. You always have to wait a few minutes to be seated but I would wait days if I had to to eat there. The biscuits and the grits are what makes this place so popular and the atmostphere is euphoric.


  1. In a saucepan, combine water, half-and-half, salt and white pepper and bring to a boil. Slowly pour grits into boiling water while whisking the entire time. (Watch out for splattering; mixture is very hot.) Reduce to low heat and continue to whisk often, until thick and completely smooth, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add cheese and stir gently until cheese melts. Whisk again to combine. Turn heat off and allow grits to rest 5 minutes. Add butter and stir until completely smooth, silky and shiny.
Most Helpful

AMAZING grits - exactly like Flying Biscuit's! I always feel nervous about making recipes that claim to replicate something from a restaurant, but this one really is dead on.

Jess C. January 24, 2010

Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I ate breakfast at The Flying Biscuit in Buckhead in February and LOVED their grits! I tried your recipe, but I used the "change the serving size" feature to change it to 2 servings instead of the 12. RecipeZaar did the calculating and it came out perfect. Just like the restaurant, creamy and delicious!

AlabamaPrincesses April 18, 2009