Chef and cookbook author Tanya Holland shared this recipe for cheddar grits -- serve them with Creole Shrimp, like she does!
In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Whisk in the grits, reduce to a simmer, and cook, stirring constantly, until the grits are fully cooked and thick like mush, about 4 minutes. Stir in the cream, butter, cheese, salt, and white pepper.
Cover and keep warm over very low heat until serving.