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Pimento Cheddar Cheese Grits Recipe is a perfect side dish when entertaining at brunch. They are smooth, creamy, cheesy, and studded with flavorful pimentos.

The combination of two Southern classics, pimento cheese, and grits, will make this recipe a winner at your family table. Goodness, this is delicious!

Pimento Cheddar Cheese Grits

After sharing Jalapeno Pimento Cheese, Gouda Pimento Cheese, 3 Cheese Pimento Cheese, you know how I love pimento cheese. Not only do I love it the traditional way, but I love to add it unexpectedly to side dish recipes like Scalloped Potatoes and Twice Baked Potatoes.

Although I made plain grits for my Shrimp and Grits recipe, this Pimento Cheddar Cheese Grits Recipe would pair nicely with shrimp.

Pimento Cheddar Cheese Grits Recipe is really creamy as a result of whisking while they cook. Heavy cream, cream cheese, and butter not only give them great flavor but a richness and adds to the creaminess of the grits. Pimentos add a nice mild flavor to jazz up the recipe.

These grits go nicely as a breakfast or brunch menu or alongside roast, ham, or shrimp for dinner.

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Pimento Cheddar Cheese Grits

Pimento Cheddar Cheese Grits Recipe

  1. One of the most important tips is to salt the liquid you’re cooking the grits in. Grits won’t absorb any more salt once they’re cooked. I used 1/2 teaspoon salt for 1 cup of grits in this recipe. You may want to adjust that to your liking.
  2. Whisk the grits while they cooking to ensure the creamiest result. I mean whisk almost constantly.
  3. I used quick-cooking grits, not instant. You can also use stone-ground grits, but they take about 45 minutes to cook versus less than 10 for quick-cooking grits.
  4. You can also cook grits in a slow cooker. It will take 2.5 to 3 hours on high. Add the cheddar and pimentos the last 15 minutes.

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Pimento Cheddar Cheese Grits

Pimento Cheddar Cheese Grits Recipe

Pimento Cheddar Cheese Grits Recipe is a perfect side dish when entertaining at brunch. They are smooth, creamy, cheesy, and studded with flavorful pimentos.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
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  • 1 cup uncooked grits
  • 2 cups whipping cream not whipped
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt adjust to your taste
  • 2 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 and ¼ cups cheddar cheese grated (or your favorite cheese)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4- ounce jar pimentos diced, drained
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • Garnish Optional: sliced green onions


  • Bring cream, milk, butter, and salt to a boil.
  • Whisk in grits and reduce heat to medium.
  • Cook 7 to 8 minutes whisking constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cheese, cream cheese, pimentos, black pepper, and, if desired, cayenne pepper.
  • Plate and serve hot.


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Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1407IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 1mg
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