Parmesan Grits
Grits is to the United States as polenta is to Italy This grits recipe is an easy side for a weeknight dinner or a comforting supper. When these cheese grits are served with a poached egg on top and extra Parmigiano Reggiano® cheese for sprinkling, it’s like having breakfast for dinner. And since we all know that grits for breakfast make a great start on a cold day, serve these Parmesan grits for breakfast with a poached egg and crisp bacon pieces mixed in with the cheese grits or on the side.
Want to make your grits more savory? Add ½ teaspoon of garlic powder or fresh rosemary or thyme to this grits recipe. You can use a cup of tomato sauce to top these Parmesan grits, and for extra creamy Parmesan grits, add a few tablespoons of butter or cream to the grits before serving.
Servings Prep Time
4people 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4people 5minutes
Cook Time
  1. Bring the water and salt to a boil. Slowly add the grits to the boiling water while stirring continuously. Cook for 5 minutes or according to package directions. Add the pepper and Parmigiano Reggiano.
  2. At the same time, heat a frying pan on medium heat. Chop the bacon in 1-inch pieces and fry slowly until the pieces are crisp and the fat has rendered.
  3. In another pot, bring water to the boil, add salt and poach the eggs. Alternatively, fry the eggs sunny side up.
  4. Serve the grits in individual deep plates with a poached egg and the crispy bacon pieces scattered on top. Drizzle with some balsamic vinegar or syrup.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Grits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Potassium 125mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 37%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.