Jalapeno-Monterey Jack Grits

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is from my favorite get-away place, Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgely, Missouri. Love these grits, yes I do!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Sauté red and yellow pepper, jalapeño, and garlic for about 5 minutes or until peppers are tender.
  3. In a large saucepan, bring chicken stock and cream to a boil.
  4. Add grits in a thin stream, whisking constantly.
  5. Whisk for about 6 minutes or until grits are cooked and mixture thickens.
  6. Add sautéed pepper mixture and cheese.
  7. Stir until cheese melts.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.


Most Helpful

WOW!!! This tasted so good. My husband and I love grits so we decided to try this jazzed up version. Incredible. The peppers make it colorful and very flavorful. The grits had a nice creamy texture. Thanks so much Nurse Di. Your grits recipe is "da bomb"!!

gretchengr November 14, 2002

We LOVED this recipe! I'm so glad I tried something different. I had slices of Monterey Jack cheese so I used four of those. Using Weight Watchers cream this recipe was a total of 31 points. Thank you so much for posting!

Shuzbud November 11, 2013

Was looking for a grits recipe just for a change of pace and this is the one I settled on. So glad I did because it was very tasty. I might have cut down on the cheese just a bit because it seemed like a lot, and I used a green pepper instead of yellow because it's what I had. But I'll be making this recipe again.

Caryltoo April 16, 2013

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