After making the same old steamed rice or pasta as a side, I was ready for something new. These quick cheese grits are delicious and can almost always be on hand. By simply combining the packets of instant grits I sometimes eat for breakfast, and leftover cheese, I have a whole new side. They have worked great for me using all sorts of cheeses...whatever you have leftover. Now of course nothing beats my mom's baked garlic cheese grits (which I hope to feature at some point), but these are perfect for a quick and easy weeknight side. Even if you have not been a fan of grits in the past, I would encourage you to try these because they come out thick and creamy. I used them as a side for Lemon Olive Chicken and they paired perfectly.Quick Cheese Grits
On this particular evening, I used shredded colby cheddar cheese because that is what I had on hand. However I have used cheddar, parmesan and gruyere before as well. Cheddar is my favorite!
2 packets of Instant Grits (you may also use two servings of grits from a cylinder of instant grits)
1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese + a sprinkle of cheese to serve
1 cup water
1. Combine all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and stir to combine.
2. Microwave on high for 1 minute.
3. Stir to ensure it is heated through.
4. Remove from the microwave and divide into two servings.
5. Sprinkle with cheese and serve immediately.