Cheesy Grits with Seared Mushrooms


Made to be enjoyed any time of the day, this beloved Southern staple becomes a complete meal with seared garlicky mushrooms and runny eggs.

Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 ¾ cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth

  • 1 cup water

  • ¼ cup whole milk

  • ¾ cup white corn grits

  • cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper, plus more for garnish

  • 12 ounces oyster, maitake or trumpet mushrooms

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce

  • 4 large eggs, soft-boiled or poached

  • Sliced scallions for garnish


  1. Combine broth, water and milk in a medium pot; cover and bring to a light boil. Slowly stir in grits; cook, covered and stirring occasionally, until thickened and tender, 10 to 15 minutes. (Continue cooking for up to 30 minutes for thicker consistency, if desired.) Stir in cheese, salt and pepper.

  2. Meanwhile, using your hands, break mushrooms into large pieces. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, undisturbed, until golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes. Add soy sauce; cook, stirring, until the mushrooms are a deep golden color, about 1 minute.

  3. Divide the grits among 4 plates. Top each with some of the mushrooms and 1 egg. Sprinkle the eggs with pepper and scallions, if desired.

    cheesy grits and mushrooms
    Ali Redmond

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

352 Calories
20g Fat
29g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 352
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 15g 30%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 196mg 65%
Vitamin A 451IU 9%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Vitamin D 76IU 19%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 53mcg 13%
Vitamin K 1mcg 1%
Sodium 553mg 24%
Calcium 122mg 9%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 27mg 6%
Potassium 468mg 10%
Zinc 2mg 18%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 42%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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