Cheesy Grits & Ritz Crackers Recipe
I have teamed up with Ritz and Southwest Airlines o bring you this delicious recipe!
During the first month that I lived in Georgia, I was invited to a playdate and was given a welcome letter along with suggestions on what to bring for a snack. One snack suggestion on the list was grits and I was completely clueless as to what those were. I have had countless conversations with local people since that day, explaining to me all of the was to enjoy grits. It didn’t take long for me to realize that it was something people from Georgia enjoyed with just about ever single meal. So began my journey to embrace this mysterious food and try out a few recipes of my own. I decided that going simple the first few tries would be best and I ended up discovering this delicious cheese grits recipe that pairs perfectly with Ritz crackers.
What a simple and delicious recipe this turned out to be, I was pleasantly surprised a how yummy it came out! Even more surprising to me was how simple it was to pull off this recipe and all of the ways you could mix it up by adding different types of cheeses. Imagine how great this would look on the table as an appetizer during thanksgiving.
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ cup grits*
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 ounces cheese (cheddar, parmesan, gouda etc), shredded
- Place the milk, water, and salt into a medium-sized pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
- When the milk mixture is boiling, slowly add the grits in while whisking. Lower the heat and cover. Remove cover every minute or two continuing to stir to prevent clumping or sticking. Cook until grits are creamy. (Time will vary depending on what type of grits you use.)
- Remove from the heat, the black pepper and butter and cheese. Stir until well combined and melted.
I have actually entered my recipe into a contest and would love if you could take a moment to vote for me! You will find my recipe located on the first page, thank you so much my wonderful fans!!
Something else I am really excited to share with you! Ritz and Southwest Airlines want to know where you want to go and how you enjoy Ritz Crackers. One lucky winner will win $5,000 in Southwest gift cards! Just Tweet or Instagram your response along with #LuvRitzSweepstakes to be entered. (Example: “I want to go to #Dallas for the holidays and enjoy Ritz Mint Thins #LuvRitzSweepstakes”)