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Cheddar Ranch Grits

Cheddar Ranch Grits

As much as I love making and devouring mashed potatoes with pot roast and gravy, I love grits even more. The creamy ground corn has more texture and more flavor. 
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, grits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 224kcal
Author Mike


  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 cup corn grits not instant or quick cook
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese shredded (or more, if you want )
  • 1 tablespoon Ranch dressing mix the dry stuff, not the dressing in a bottle!


  • Bring broth and salt to a boil in a medium pan over high heat.
  • Slowly stir in the grits.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring often. To prevent the grits from splattering you can place a lid over the top of the pan but do not cover it completely.
  • Add the butter and stir to melt.
  • Add the cheese and Ranch dressing mix and stir until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve.


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1311mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 1mg