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Chili ‘n’ Cheese Grits

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.


6-8 servings

Although I live in a big city, I'm really a country cook. Most of our friends laugh about eating grits, but there's never any leftovers from this recipe. —Rosemary West, Las Vegas, Nevada
Chili 'n' Cheese Grits Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup grits
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water and milk to a boil. Add grits; cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes or until thickened.
  2. In a small bowl, beat egg yolks. Stir a small amount of hot grits into yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly.
  3. Add 3/4 cup cheese, butter, chilies and salt. Pour into a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 228 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 526mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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