Pegge's World Famous Cheese Grits

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

The only request my new husband had for our first holiday meal together was cheese grits. Having never had them before I called his mother for her recipe and have been hooked ever since! UPDATE: I wanted to cut the fat content so tried this recipe with light Velveeta and cut the butter to 1/3 cup. We couldn't tell the difference and cut the fat content by about a third!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the grits according to the package directions in a large saucepan.
  2. When the grits are cooked, stir in all ingredients except the eggs until the butter and cheese are melted.
  3. Stir some of the grits mixture into the eggs, then blend the eggs into the grits.
  4. Put the mixture in a greased baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.


Most Helpful

Yum! I love grits but rarely make cheese grits cause I can sit down and eat the whole thing. These were wonderful with Easter dinner, a great side to ham, but would be fabulous with brunch, barbecue, or so many other meals. Easy to make and lovely to serve. I used 2% Velveeta with great results. Thanks, Elisa, for sharing the recipe!!

LonghornMama April 09, 2007

I made the whole recipe for just my husband and myself and, of course, there was a lot. The husband took it away from me for my own good as I was going to eat the whole entire thing myself. We froze the leftovers, I'll let you all know how that turns out. Needless to say, we loved it. I rarely use Velveeta but I did for this recipe and don't regret it. I served this with Chicken Georgia and a strawberry salad. It was a great meal. Thanks Elisa, this was wonderful.

Hey Jude July 10, 2011

My hubby and I have never had grits. I had a box of them given to me and I stalled for ever. I found your recipe and we tried them. Boy are they good. I like them cold with salsa on them yum yum. 10 stars if I could thanks

Chef Stiles June 30, 2009

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