Southern-style smoked Gouda grits and bacon dip by Mama Steph

Southern-style smoked gouda-bacon grits casserole
Published: Jun. 4, 2021 at 5:02 PM CDT|Updated: Dec. 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - If you’d like a new way to enjoy bacon, cheese or, my favorite, grits, here’s a dip for you to try! It’s perfect for holiday get-togethers.

Southern-style smoked Gouda grits and bacon dip by Mama Steph


1 cup quick grits (not instant!)

2 cups milk

1 cup water or broth

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

1 pound of bacon, chopped, fried and drained

1 1/2 cups grated smoked Gouda cheese (or use your favorite melting cheese)

1 package cream cheese, softened and chopped

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

2 large jalapenos, chopped

one bunch green onions, chopped

  • Heat oven to 350°.
  • In a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, bring milk, cup water, red pepper flakes and salt to a boil over medium-high heat. Gradually whisk in grits until smooth. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until grits are creamy; the package will guide you, but usually about 5-10 minutes for quick grits. If they thicken too quickly, add another half cup of liquid and whisk it in.
  • Remove grits from heat; stir in cream cheese and Gouda until smooth and well combined. Stir in half of bacon, as well as the mayonnaise, sour cream, jalapeño, and about 4 tablespoons green onion until combined. Spread mixture into the skillet.
  • Bake until grits are lightly browned, about 25 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle remaining bacon and remaining 2 tablespoons green onion onto dip. Serve immediately with chips and/or vegetables.

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