Gruyere Grits

  • Yield 12 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Cook 30 mins

Gruyere cheese gives these grits a distinctive taste.


1 quart milk
1 cup regular grits
1 stick butter, cut in cubes
1 teaspoon salt
dash Tabasco
3/4 stick butter, melted
1 cup Gruyere cheese, grated


  1. In large saucepan bring milk to boil; add grits and cubed butter.  Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently.  Pour warm grits into large bowl of electric mixer; add salt and Tabasco; beat 5 minutes at fast speed.  Pour into buttered 13×9-inch baking dish; cool.  Preheat oven to 350F.  Cut grits into squares, do not remove from baking dish; top with melted butter and cheese.  Bake 30 minutes.  Wonderful with steak.


Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Tampa, Inc.’s Tampa Treasures (Tampa, Fl., 1992).