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Garlic Parmesan Cheese Grits

My garlic parmesan cheese grits are made on the stovetop, and they make a great side item paired with shrimp, scallops or fish.
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese grits
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 170 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup Quaker old fashioned grits uncooked
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/3 tablespoons sated butter
  • 4 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika (optional for garnish)


  1. Bring water, milk, garlic powder and salt to a boil.
  2. Stir in grits, and wait for reboil.
  3. Set a timer for 20 minutes, and press start.
  4. Reduce heat, and simmer on low for the first 8 to 10 minutes, stirring often to avoid bottom burn.
  5. At this point, the grits will be pretty thick. As they simmer they will start spitting at you (i.e., splattering a bit). Turn off the heat, give the grits a good stir, and place a lid on the pot.
  6. Let sit for the remainder of the time left on the timer.
  7. When the time is up, stir in the pepper, parmesan cheese and butter.
  8. Serve and garnish with a light dusting of paprika, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a nutrition label generator.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Parmesan Cheese Grits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 71
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.9g12%
Saturated Fat 4.9g31%
Cholesterol 22.3mg7%
Sodium 588.9mg26%
Carbohydrates 14.7g5%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 6.2g7%
Protein 10.3g21%
Vitamin A 850IU17%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 430mg43%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.