If you're from the south, you probably love cheese grits. The classic breakfast staple takes on a whole new life when you add a bit of cheddar cheese. But, I bet you haven't tried grits with asiago cheese! This recipe will elevate your grits in ways you never dreamed possible.
Your breakfast will never be the same. Try asiago grits with Snoop Dogg's billionaire bacon and breakfast will quickly become your new favorite meal!
Asiago grits aren't just for breakfast either. Adding a few spices makes this a savory side dish that can accompany many dinner and supper recipes.
Grits, milk, and water, along with butter and asiago cheese, make up this dish. Add a few spices for a more savory version.
- uncooked grits
- asiago cheese
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- dried basil
Asiago grits cook in under 10 minutes, which means they are fast and simple
Boil milk, water, and salt in a sauce pot on the stove.
Slowly add grits while stirring or whisking to avoid lumps. Continue stirring and cook for 5-6 minutes.
Remove from heat, add butter, cheese, and any spices (including salt). Stir to combine.
Garnish with additional shredded asiago and serve!
📖 Variations and Substitutions
The addition of garlic and onion makes the dish more savory, and works better when making them as a side dish, or to go with shrimp and grits. Omit the spices if you're making this for breakfast, unless you really like garlic and onion!
You are welcome to use margarine instead of butter, if you prefer.
You don't need much! A regular sauce pan and either a whisk or a fork is all you need for cooking. To shred the cheese, a box grater or handheld cheese grater work well.
Grits keep fairly well in the refrigerator for a few days. To make things easier, spray a container lightly with cooking spray (like Pam) before adding grits. When you're ready to eat them, they'll be easier to remove from the container. Then just reheat them in a pot over low heat, or use your microwave. (If they are too dry, add a couple of teaspoons of milk to thin them back out.)
Make sure to continue stirring while cooking the grits, to prevent any lumps from forming!
Grits are nothing more than ground up corn, also called hominy. They are a popular dish in the southeastern United States.
They're not just for breakfast! You can have them with beef or chicken, such as this oven-baked BBQ chicken. They also taste delicious with fish or pork.
By themselves, grits are low-calorie and fairly healthy. However, the addition of butter and cheese offsets that. Unfortunately, this recipe is not low-calorie, so enjoy in moderation if you are counting calories or carbs.
Milk makes the grits creamier and a bit sweeter. When combined with the asiago cheese, it results in extremely creamy grits!
- ½ cup uncooked grits (not instant)
- ½ cup asiago cheese shredded
- ¾ cup 2% milk
- ¾ cup water
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon dried basil optional
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder optional
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder optional
- additional salt and pepper to taste
- Combine milk, water, and butter in a saucepan, and bring to a boil on your stove.
- Slowly add grits while stirring with a whisk or fork to keep lumps from forming.
- Continue to cook over low heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring continuously.
- Remove from heat, and stir in cheese, butter, spices (if using), and salt and pepper to taste.
- Optionally top with additional shredded cheese before serving.