You are here: Home » Recipes » Pumpkin Cheddar Grits Pumpkin Cheddar Grits Recipe by RelishKitchen Tested Yield 6 servings Prep 5 mins Cook 5 mins Squash gives extra flavor and Vitamin A to cheese grits. Mark Boughton PrintEmail Puréed sweet potato or squash will work in place of canned pumpkin. Ingredients 3 1/2 cups water3/4 cup grits1/2 teaspoon salt3/4 cup grated Cheddar cheese1/2 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin -- Freshly ground black pepper Instructions Bring water to a boil over high heat. Stir in grits and salt. Reduce heat and cook according to package directions. Add cheese, pumpkin and pepper. Cook until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.