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{Video} Will's Southern Style Grits {How To Make Creamy Grits}

Will’s Southern Style Grits are topped with smoked Gouda, bacon, tomatoes, scallions and dare we say the creamiest grits you’ll ever have in life!!!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Easy
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 8
Author: Felesha Bell


  • 11 c. water this is not a typo
  • 2 ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 c. quick grits
  • 3 sticks butter
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • Smoked Gouda shredded, garnish
  • 8 slices thick cut bacon cooked and chopped, garnish
  • 2 to matoes diced, garnish
  • 2 scallions sliced, garnish


  • Bring water to a boil over high heat adding kosher salt.
  • Pour in grits stirring constantly and bring heat down to a medium. Continue to babysit the grits stirring constantly until the water has completely absorbed. This should take about 20 minutes.
  • Add butter and stir until melted. Once the creamiest texture has formed (about five more minutes), add the garlic powder and onion powder.
  • Serve grits with smoked Gouda, bacon, tomatoes and scallions. Say Grace and enjoy!