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Jalapeno Cheese Grits

A little heat in your classic Southern dish
Jalapeno Cheese Grits
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Want to start your day off with a little bit of heat? Jalapenos and cayenne red pepper add a kick to classic Southern cheesy grits.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick.

Ready in
45 m
10 m
(prepare time)
35 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 3 1/2 Cups chicken stock, preferably Kitchen Basics All Natural Original Chicken Stock
  • 2 Cups quick-cooking grits
  • 1/4 Cup butter
  • 1 Cup chopped onion
  • 2 Cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped jalapeño pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Organic Cayenne Red Pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Organic Coarse Grind Black Pepper


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Bring chicken stock to boil in large saucepan.

Stir in grits.

Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, melt butter in large skillet on medium heat.

Add onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender.

Remove from heat.

Add grits, cheese, eggs, water, jalapeño pepper, red pepper and black pepper; mix well.

Spoon into lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish.

Bake 30 minutes or until set.