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Spring Onion Pimiento Cheese Grits

Grits were a breakfast staple when I was growing up. Even today, we still have them about three times a week. The trick with grits is the more you whisk, the creamier they'll be. —Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked stone-ground yellow grits
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 3 green onions, diced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare grits according to package directions. Keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, using a mixer, beat cream cheese. Add mayonnaise; continue beating until creamy. Add next 5 ingredients, mixing until well blended.
  • Stir butter and pimiento cheese mixture into the warm grits; season to taste. Mix well.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 281 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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