Bacon-Cheddar Grits - Plus A Variation

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Recipe: #28966

January 31, 2018

"Found at realsimpledotcom, 1 of my favorite recipe sources. I may have lived in Dallas & moved to Iceland nearly 15 yrs ago, but I'm still a southern girl at heart. It wasn't until I saw the movie MY COUSIN VINNY that I realized not everyone knew what "a grit" was. I'm proud to say that at least some of the people in Iceland do now --- Because I taught them after I found a traveling supply source. I added garlic to the ingredient list & made it optional, btw. Another variation would be to replace the bacon w/shrimp. That's favored more on the US East Coast. I'd use garlic in both recipes & even a bit of Old Bay in the shrimp variation. Feel free to "make it your own" & ENJOY!"

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (140.2 g)
  • Calories 630.8
  • Total Fat - 41 g
  • Saturated Fat - 18.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 108.8 mg
  • Sodium - 1181.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 33.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 0.6 g
  • Protein - 32.3 g
  • Calcium - 267.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook grits according to package directions.

Step 2

Add the Cheddar, butter & 1/4 teaspoon each of salt & pepper. Stir to combine.

Step 3

Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a lrg skillet over med-high heat (tossing often), until crisp (approx 6-8 min).

Step 4

Top the grits w/the bacon & chives. Serve immediately.


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1 Reviews


Twiss, you are the introducer of all things (non-plain) grits to me, and this and your shrimp recipe were both so good! I did use the optional garlic powder, and really enjoyed the bacon, cheese and chives in my grits.


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(23 Jul 2018)

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