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Pimento Cheese Grits

Pimento Cheese Grits are a combo of two southern favorites. They’re creamy and rich and so good with eggs and bacon for a hearty and delicious breakfast.

Pimento Cheese Grits in a bowl with a spoon.


Think pimento cheese is just for slathering between two pieces of white bread or spreading on a Ritz cracker? Think again.

It can be used to flavor all kinds of foods- pizza, burgers, rice.

Grits with pimento cheese in a blue bowl.


For these Pimento Cheese Grits, you can either use store-bought pimento cheese, I love Palmetto Soul, or you can make homemade pimento cheese. If you make a large batch of pimento cheese for a party, this would be an excellent way to use the leftovers.

Pimento Cheese Grits



For grits, I either recommend Quaker brand grits which are distributed fairly widely, or Palmetto Farms Stone Ground Grits. Stone Ground Grits need to cook longer, but the extra time spent is worth it. They are so creamy and smooth.

Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 4 days but they will thicken up. To reheat, stir some milk into them and reheat in the microwave.


Pimento Cheese Grits in a blue bowl.

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Pimento Cheese Grits in a bowl with a spoon.

Pimento Cheese Grits

Grits and pimento cheese are a winning combination! These grits are super cheesy and creamy and so easy to make.
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 20 minutes


  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick grits, NOT instant grits
  • 2/3 cup pimento cheese


  • Add milk, water and salt to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  • Gradually stir in grits. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in pimento cheese.


Calories: 325kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: grits, pimento cheese

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Originally published June 16, 2017.

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2 thoughts on “Pimento Cheese Grits”

  1. Amy @ The Blond Cook

    Christin, you never cease to amaze me! 2 of my favorite things and I can’t wait to make (and devour) these grits!

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