Jalapeno Cheese Grits

"My husband's favorite. We eat this with just about everything, in place of mashed potatoes."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Bring water and salt to rapid boil.
  • Add grits, reduce heat, and cook until grits are thickened, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir in butter and Velveeta cheese until melted.
  • Mix eggs, milk, and black pepper together, and then add to the grits mixture.
  • Stir in the chopped jalapenos.
  • Pour into casserole dish.
  • Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until set in a 300 degree oven.
  • Sprinkle Jack cheese on top, and return to the oven for 15 more minutes.

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  1. Your husband is right, these are MUCH better than mashed potatoes. We had them with dinner, but I think they'd be great with breakfast, too. They are easy to make and even my wife and son, who aren't real big fans of grits, raved about this dish. It will definately be something we have again and again.
  2. Not long ago I had lunch at a new (to me) seafood restaurant was looking for a side other than fries. I noticed the bacon jalapeño cheese grits on menu and decided to give them a try. WOW!! They were awesome good! Going to try this recipe and add crispy bacon and see how it compares. Hope it’s a match. Try it for yourself and let me know how it turns out.
  3. Delicious, but too spicy for the rest of my family. Next time I'd cut the jalapenos to 1/4 cup. Served with ham but would be perfect with steak, brisket, breakfast....I really like grits:) Thanks for sharing the recipe! Update: made a second batch without jalapenos and it was also good. The best part, I get all of the jalapeno version to myself! Thanks again!
  4. This was the first time I had grits (and I lived on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi for two years)! They were fabulous. I love the consistency of the undercooked casserole and the flavor of the correctly cooked casserole. My husband arrived for dinner early so we had a casserole that was set on the outside and not on the inside. Either way, it was delicious. Can't wait to eat leftovers at lunch today!
  5. I included this recipe in a Christmas brunch. I used jalapeno velveta cheese in stead of the regular velveeta. Everyone took seconds!


  1. Adding cooked bacon
  2. This was the surprise hit of our Christmas brunch. It was easy enough that I was able to hand the recipe to one of my sons and tell him to go for it. The only substitution he made was to use a roll of Kraft garlic cheese instead of Velveeta. Although we love spicy foods, he decided 1/2 cup of jalapeno slices looked like an awful lot, so he cut back some (not sure how much). It was still fiery-hot and absolutely delicious! Surprisingly, even the leftovers were good when reheated in the microwave. A keeper!



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