Joanna Gaines’ Cheesy Garlic Grits Are Heaven In A Bowl


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There’s nothing better than some really good grits. Whether you serve yours up with sugar or salt, they’re always delicious.

No grits are as delicious as cheesy garlic grits, and Joanna Gaines has the best recipe.


Want to know how to make them? Here’s how.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 7 cups water
  • 3 cups quick-cooking grits
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. Velveeta cheese product, cubed
  • 6 oz. Gruyere or Swiss cheese, grated (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Paprika
  • Parsley

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 3-qt. baking dish with the butter. In a 4- to 5-qt. pot, bring water to a boil. Add grits and salt, stirring constantly. Reduce heat.

Cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheeses and garlic powder, stirring until cheeses melt. Gradually stir in cream. Pour into prepared baking dish.

Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Sprinkle lightly with paprika and parsley, then serve warm.


Chip and Joanna recently welcomed their 5th child, and I guarantee this will be one of little Crew’s favorites when he grows up.

Give these cheesy grits a try and there’s no turning back. Nothing compares to these!

How do you make your grits?