Eggs with Creamy Bacon Grits

Eggs with bacon grits in a bowl.

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Soft cooked eggs with creamy bacon grits just may be the ultimate comfort food! Cook up a bowl today with this easy recipe…it will turn even the most upside-down day right side up.


  • 4 slices bacon, cut into one inch pieces
  • 1 cup grits
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 eggs, soft cooked your favorite way (poached, fried or soft-boiled)


  1. Cook the bacon until it is crispy and set aside.
  2. Prepare grits according to package directions. Grits usually take about 45 minutes to cook to their best consistency.
  3. Stir the butter into the grits until it is fully melted. Taste and season with salt and fresh ground pepper as needed.
  4. Reserve a little of the crumbled bacon and stir the rest into the grits until evenly distributed.
  5. Let the grits set while you cook up your eggs…we like this dish with poached eggs (and here is the perfect way to make them!) but soft boiled or fried eggs will work too!
  6. Divide the grits between bowls. Nestle the eggs into the grits and sprinkle with reserved bacon. Just before serving, break into each egg so the yolk melts down into the grits, and grind a little more fresh pepper on top. Enjoy at once!


  • Eggs: You can prepare your eggs any old way you like! I always go for either poached eggs or gently fried eggs because the creamy yolk is part of the wonder of this recipe, but you be you, egg-wise!
  • Bacon: We love thick cut bacon for this recipe, but any kind will do.
  • Grits: You can find grits in the breakfast aisle of your supermarket near the oatmeal. Grits come in all varieties from instant to coarse. We like the stone ground variety – they take longer to cook but have an awesome hearty texture.