Black Pepper Cheese Grits

Black Pepper Cheese Grits

Take your cheesy grits recipe to new heights of savory flavor with a pinch of black pepper. This classic Southern side dish is quick to prepare and can be served any time, breakfast, lunch, or dinner.


  • Water, cold - 2 Cups
  • Classic Gourmet Chicken Base - 2 Tsp (s)
  • White Grits - 3/4 Cup
  • White Cheddar Cheese, shredded - 2 Cups
  • Jack cheese, shredded - 1/2 Cup
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano, finely grated - 1/2 Cup
  • Marie's Avocado Poblano Ranch Dressing - 1/2 Cup
  • Black Pepper, freshly ground - 1 Tsp (s)

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  1. Whisk together water, chicken base, black pepper, and grits in a 2-quart heavy saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer.
  4. Stirring frequently, until very thick, about 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and fold in cheeses and dressing until well combined.

  6. Place the grits in a serving dish and serve hot.

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