Simple Inexperienced Chile Cheese Grits • Kath Eats


These inexperienced chile cheese grits are tremendous straightforward to make and can take about 10 minutes. The spicy, tacky recipe is ideal for a savory breakfast (should you add a fried egg on high!), as a facet dish at brunch, or with shrimp and greens for dinner!

Grits = Woman Raised Within the South

Rising up within the South, I’ve at all times liked grits. Like oatmeal, I like the creamy porridge texture and talent to customise to any taste profile. I can’t perceive why anybody wouldn’t like them! In my view, the heartier and extra coarsely floor, the higher.

This fast and straightforward recipe will turn into a staple in your own home for breakfast, brunch, or dinner.

One New 12 months’s Day a number of years in the past, we went over to a buddy’s for brunch, and she or he whipped up probably the most scrumptious pot of inexperienced chile cheese grits. I had two bowls and couldn’t cease consuming them!

I requested her for the recipe define and knew I needed to make these myself. Think about my delight when she confirmed me her grits – Quaker Outdated Usual Grits! After all the king of oatmeal makes darn good traditional grits too.

Grits Diet

When cooked, grits are a porridge constructed from floor corn. You possibly can depend this as a complete grain! Search for any quaint, coarse or stone floor grits, that are the least processed of the grit sorts. They’ve all three components of the entire grain current: the hull, the germ, and the starch.

Fast grits have the hull and germ eliminated, in order that they comprise much less vitamins (and typically have them added again as “enriched.”) Stone floor grits have one of the best texture in my view as properly, so they’re a win win alternative for recipes!

Simple Inexperienced Chile Cheese Grits

Take plain, bland grits to scrumptious standing in a matter of 10 minutes with canned inexperienced chiles, sharp cheddar cheese, and flavorful smoked paprika. 


It makes use of hen broth for taste, two cans of chopped inexperienced chiles for spice (no slicing board needed!) and sharp cheddar cheese for a creamy chunk. Use no matter type of shredded cheese you want!

How To Make Inexperienced Chile Cheese Grits

Step 1: Carry inventory to a boil 

Carry 4 cups of hen or vegetable inventory to a boil in a medium pot over excessive warmth. This solely took me a couple of minutes. 

Step 2: Add grits; prepare dinner lined on low

As soon as it’s simply starting to boil, add 1 cup of grits, stir, scale back warmth to medium-low, and canopy (bubbles of scorching grits may burst out!)

Step 3: Stir in chiles and cheese

As soon as the grits are good and thick, slowly stir within the chiles and cheese.

Step 4: Add non-obligatory butter

Stir all the pieces collectively in order that it’s good and melted. Should you want a richer dish, add butter right here too. Season with salt and pepper to style. 

Step 5: Serve and garnish with smoked paprika

Portion into small bowls (or large bowls!!!) and high with somewhat smoked paprika, should you like!

Extra Grits Concepts:


Simple Inexperienced Chile Cheese Grits


  • 1 cup Quaker Outdated Usual Grits
  • 1 32- ounce field of hen or vegetable inventory ~4 cups
  • 2 cans chopped inexperienced chiles
  • 1 heaping cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • Elective: 2-3 tbsp butter and smoked paprika for garnish


  • Carry inventory to a boil.

  • As soon as simply boiling, add grits and stir. Cut back warmth to medium low and canopy. 

  • Simmer, stirring sometimes, for 5-8 minutes, till grits are thick. 

  • Stir in inexperienced chiles and cheese, permitting cheese to soften. 

  • Add non-obligatory 2-3 tbsp butter. 

  • Portion into bowls and sprinkle with smoked paprika. 



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