This recipe was actually taken from Mary C. Crowley’s “Hostess Delights” Cookbook that I received many years ago. Mary C. Crowley was the founder and President of Home Interiors & Gifts, Inc and my aunt “Jo”  worked with her for years. Jo gave me a copy of this wonderful cookbook, and it has been a family tradition to have for Thanksgiving dinner every since we first tried them. I tweak it a little to suit us but, this is the original recipe and it is SOOOOOO good!!


7 Cups Water

2 teaspoons Salt

2 Cups Grits (NOT instant grits)

Cook according to the directions on the box. I use Quick Grits. Do NOT use Instant Grits. They do NOT work.

Directions/More Ingredients:

Into hot grits, stir:

1/3 cup grated onion

1/2  jar Cheese Whiz

1/2 pound grated cheddar cheese

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 stick butter

1 teaspoon Accent

1 teaspoon garlic salt

Dash of red pepper

1 small can diced green chilies. These are green chili peppers and add a zest to the dish. They are optional.

Sprinkle with paprika and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.


Note: My mom tweaked it once… she had no Cheese Whiz and thought to substitute Port Wine Cheddar…oh not so good. She still to this day is not allowed to bring the cheese grits to Thanksgiving dinner.  🙂

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