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Pimento Cheese Grits

Pimento Cheese Grits

Pimento Cheese Grits combine two southern classics into one creamy, dreamy dish that will become a staple at your brunch or dinner table.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup Quick Grits
  • t tsp salt
  • ½ cup pimento cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp Tony Cachere's
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper optional


  • Cook grits according to package directions with 4 cups whole milk and 1 tsp salt. This should take 10-15 mins.
  • When grits are cooked to your liking, remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients. Serve immediately!


You can vary this recipe by using 1% milk to make it thinner (this recipe will make thick grits) and adjust to your spice preference by using more or less red pepper flakes or using pimento cheese with or without jalapenos. 
You can also used store bought pimento cheese or make your own homemade. If you're going to buy it, we love Pawley Island's Palmetto Cheese and if you want to make your own, here is our favorite recipe
Keyword breakfast, side dish
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