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Cheesy Tomato Grits
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Cheesy Tomato Grits

Cheesy Tomato Grits are wonderfully cheesy and a little spicy and they are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Southern
Keyword tomato grits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 416kcal


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces so it melts faster
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned grits
  • 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces Velveeta cheese, cut into chunks
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 green onions, sliced


  • Place water, milk, butter, and salt in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  • Gradually whisk in the grits. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
  • Uncover, add in undrained can of tomatoes and cook uncovered for another 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add a little extra water if getting too thick.
  • Stir in cheeses until melted. Stir in garlic powder and green onions. Remove from heat.


Calories: 416kcal