From, "River Road Recipes IV...Warm Welcomes," published in cooperation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.


  • 6 cups water

  • 2 teaspoons garlic

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1-1/2 cups grits

  • 2 cups chopped mixed greens, such as mustard greens, turnip greens, collards, kale, chard and/or spinach

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, cubed


Bring the water, garlic, pepper and salt to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat.  Add the grits gradually, whisking constantly. Cook for 20 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.  Stir in the greens and cook for 10 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.  Add the cream cheese to the grits mixture and cook until incorporated, stirring constantly.  Serve immediately.


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