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City Grits


There is nothing quite as comforting as a nice, warm bowl of cheesy grits, this City Grits recipe includes smoked Gouda for an extra layer of flavor. Topped with crumbled, crispy bacon, freshly chopped tomatoes, and green onions, this dish is sure to get the whole family up and moving any day of the week.

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  • 1 cup quick cooking grits
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cloves roasted garlic
  • 1 small caramelized onion
  • 5 to 6 ounces smoked Gouda, shredded
  • 4 to 6 pieces of bacon, crisped and crumbled
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 3 green onions, diced


Servings 4
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 15mins


Step 1

Add water and pureed or finely diced onion and garlic to a stock pot.

Simmer grits in water about 5 minutes.

Add butter and cream; simmer for about 2 more minutes until thick. Add cheese. Top with bacon, tomato, and green onion.


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