Vegan Cheese Grits are creamy, comforting and a staple in Southern cooking! Perfect for breakfast or dinner. Try serving with BBQ tofu and collard greens for an amazing meal!

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Cheese grits are one of the best side dishes ever. One of my favorite vegan restaurants in Portland is Homegrown Smoker, where they serve amazing Southern-inspired vegan comfort food such as hushpuppies, tempeh ribs and you guessed it, cheese grits!

This grits recipe is super simple to make, and ready in 30 minutes. It makes a great base for a vegan bowl, and is delicious all on it’s own!

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What goes with grits?

two bowls of cheese grits with vegan butter

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Vegan Cheese Grits

Vegan Cheese Grits are creamy, comforting and a staple in Southern cooking! Perfect for breakfast or dinner. Try serving with BBQ tofu and collard greens for an amazing meal!
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup corn grits, *I used Bob's Red Mill
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • Optional: 1/2 cup vegan cheddar cheese shreds

Instructions

  • In a medium sized pot, bring vegetable broth, water, garlic powder and nutritional yeast to a boil.
  • Add grits slowly and whisk it in to prevent clumps. Cook uncovered over low-medium heat, stirring frequently, for about 20 minutes until thick and creamy.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vegan butter and optional cheese until melted. Add salt to taste as desired. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  1. You can serve cheese grits as part of breakfast, and it's also great as a foundation for various bowls. Try serving with BBQ Tofu, BBQ Tempeh, Collard Greens, Quick Kale and more.
  2. The shredded vegan cheese is optional but good. I used Daiya cheddar shreds, but you could also use my homemade Vegan Cheddar.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 163kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 379mg, Potassium: 72mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 582IU, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 1mg

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