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Cheesy Jalapeño Grits

Cheesy Jalapeño Grits
10 min
20 min
8 servings
  • Try this great grits recipe! Jalapeño pepper, cheese and grits are the perfect combination needed for that special side dish.

Key Ingredients


  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh jalapeño pepper

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 3 cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup quick grits

  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers

  • Salt and ground black pepper (optional)

Make It

Step 1

Melt butter in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add peppers and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until peppers are tender. Remove peppers; keep warm. Allow skillet to cool slightly.

Step 2

Add chicken broth and evaporated milk to skillet and bring to a boil; slowly stir in grits. Cover; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes or until grits are thickened. Add pepper mixture and cheese; stir until cheese melts. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

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