17 Southern Grits Recipes That'll Stand the Test of Time

This favorite Southern food isn’t just for breakfast. Add grits to your menu with our Cheddar cheese grits, shrimp and grits, and grits-bar ideas. There are so many interesting and delicious ways to enjoy grits that go beyond breakfast. Not convinced? Give our Italian-Style Grits and Greens with Pulled Pork and Mushrooms a try. 


Here's the half-dozen hurdles a Jacksonville entrepreneur jumped to get his product on 700 grocery store shelves

For Bill Cissel, getting his microwaveable grits on the shelves of every Winn-Dixie store was anything but instant.


Restaurant owner's packaged grits are a hit

At Billy’s Boathouse Grill, restaurant owner and manager Bill Cissel says their grits are so popular on the menu, and used in such a variety of recipes, that they usually sell out of them at the end of each Saturday and Sunday night.


True grit: What it took to get on 700 store shelves

Atlantic Beach businessman Bill Cissel went from owning a Beach Boulevard restaurant to getting one of his products on the shelves of 700 grocery stores.

Questions & Answers

Frequently asked questions on products and distribution

Our cheddar cheesy grits melt in your mouth and can be served plain or with any assortment of main courses or side dishes where cheese is on the ingredients list. 

Unfortunately, we do not have online ordering and shipping available at this time.

Print this Request Form and ask your grocery store manager to request that their buyers carry Gracious Grits®.

What Our Loyal Customers Have to Say

Thank you to our broad range of customers who were either raised to love homecooked grits or came to love them as a result of our chef-driven product served in minutes.

Gracious Grits gives special thanks to our loyal clientele who have been gurus to us along the way, as your high standards for good grits are what lifted the bar for our standards in making them. 

This is totally my weekly breakfast plan since discovering Gracious Grits. You guys make, by far, the best grits I’ve ever eaten. They are absolutely perfect!

Christopher C. Mt. Pleasant, SC

I just want to tell someone that these are the best grits I think I’ve ever had. I am 86 yrs old and have been eating grits all my life. While eating them I found myself thinking of my Grandmother and they are as good as hers. That is the highest praise I could possibly give your grits. My Grandmother was a country girl from Georgia and the world’s greatest cook. Don’t ever change and I will buy your product for the next 86 yrs.I promise!

Jack W. Cottonwood, AL

We were looking for a little something to go with supper and saw Gracious Grits in the refrigerated section at Publix and decided we would give them a try. The grits were truly sensational! They were smooth, creamy and well seasoned. We are southern born & bred and you grits represent us well! We will definitely recommend them to family & friends.”

Jackie T. Panama City Beach, FL

”I just purchased your grits, never believing they would be good. I sure was in for a surprise, they are absolutely delicious and I definitely will buy them again. Thank you for a delicious product!

Sharon B. Nashville, TN

Just wanted to let you know I recently tried your grits! OMG!!! These are soooo good! Thanks for such a wonderful dish!

Debbi W. Chapin, SC

Just wanted to let y’all know how much we love Gracious Grits! Quick & delicious! Congrats for a winning product!

Joel C. Jacksonville, FL

I love your grits!! I recently purchased them as a BOGO at Publix. They have a great consistency and flavor. Thank you!

Carole H. Simpsonville, SC

Tried your cheese grits today. Amazing! Delicious! Exceptional taste! Thank you for such a great breakfast today!

Ruthmarie C. Daytona Beach, FL

‘I am a transplanted Yankee and never tried grits, but I realized it was mandatory when we were transferred to Savannah, GA. I still wasn’t thrilled with them until I purchased your product at my local Publix. I am now a convert1 I love grits, or should I say GraciousGrits! Thank you so much for your exceptional product! It is now a staple in my refrigerator!

Lori T. Savannah, GA

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Gracious Foods, LLC wants to hear from you. We welcome questions, inquiries, and suggestions from our valued customers.