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Jalapeno Cheese Grits

Updated: Jun 2, 2019

Fancy up traditional grits with this rich and spicy recipe. Serve topped with shrimp that has been sauteed in butter, garlic and lemon juice.


Recipe by Lauren McElwain

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 fresh jalapeno, diced

  • 
3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup half-n-half

  • 3 cups milk

  • 1 cup uncooked grits

  • ½ stick butter

  • 1 egg, beaten


  • 1 cup sharp white cheddar cheese


  • 1 cup fontina cheese

  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese

  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

  • Salt, to taste

  • Pepper, to taste



Heat oven to 350°F. In a medium-sized pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the jalapeno and garlic and cook, stirring for about 5 minutes.
Stir in the half-n-half and milk, and turn up the heat. Once boiling, turn down the heat, and stir in grits and butter. Cover, and simmer grits on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally for 5-7 minutes. Mix egg and cheeses into the grits.
Stir in the nutmeg, salt and pepper.
Pour into a greased 9x13 casserole dish or pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown on top.

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