West Memphis Grits Soufflé

West Memphis Grits Soufflé

West Memphis Grits Soufflé

creamy hominy grits with green chiles, shallots & cheddar-jack cheese

This stick-to-your-bones breakfast is a favorite of the Packit crew! Stone-ground hominy corn grits, green chiles, shallots and cheddar jack cheese are blended into a creamy, hearty breakfast with just a hint of spice!

If you think you don't like grits, we dare you to give ours a try! 

4.22 fork rating
(from 317 fork ratings)


  • 1 Serving Meal
  • Dietary Considerations:  vegetarian; gluten conscious
    • 360 calories
    • 14 g protein
  • Meal Net Weight:  3.1 oz | 90 g    
  • Meal Includes:  seasoned breakfast grits
  • Required:  boiling water
  • Recommended:  long-handled spoon; Cook-in-Cozy™
Cooking method
just add water
Water required
6 ounces
boiling water
Cook time
10 minutes
8 ounces

Cooking instructions

natural desiccant.
3/4 (6 oz / 177 ml) of boiling water to the pouch and stir.
air from pouch and seal.

for 10 minutes.

Cook-in-Cozy™ recommended but not required. 

to blend.

your West Memphis Grits Souffle!

Ingredients & Nutrition

Grits (specially processed degerminated white corn grits, salt, calcium carbonate, reduced iron, niacin, BHT and citric acid, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Colby-Jack Cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto), Whole Milk, Butter (sweet cream, salt, annatto, nonfat milk solids, sodium caseinate, disodium phosphate), Sweet Corn Puree, Minced Shallots, Red Pepper Spice (salt, spices, garlic, silicon dioxide), Diced Sweet Onion, Spices, Green Onions, Jalapeno Pepper
Special Notes:



Customer Reviews

4.22 fork rating
(from 317 fork ratings)

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by Mike Smith
This meal was my introduction to PackIt, and it was while we were camped next to them at an expo event.
We had shrimp and grits on our menu already, so I decided to try their much more elevated grits for our dinner. I was astonished by the quality and taste of their version, and have loved every meal of theirs since then.

by Bubba the Backpacker
Delicious, filling and easy to make!!!

by Ron Mueller
Love it, and did not have to spice it up or add anything to make it good. A good blend of flavors, and if you mash the little lumps out while it is re-hydrating, it comes out smooth and creamy with a good Grit texture. I'll get more of this.

by Heather Baiman
Really like this one for breakfast; hearty, warming and satisfying. Kinda wished there was more. Suppose I could add a few oz of summer sausage to give it some more calories and size.

by Dan
Had it.... Loved it. I should have ordered more.

by puppethaze
This worked quite well. Filling and spicy it was also light and compact making it easy to pack and carry. It was about on par both in terms of bulk and how much it filled me up as two packs of oatmeal with fruit. Nice to have to keep from getting tired of the same breakfast everyday.

by Rob R
Love this one. Perfect for a quick hot breakfast and ready in 5 mins. Bit more creamy than the true southern style grits I grew up on but I love the kick of spic and the perfect amount of cheese. I actually keep these on hand at home for a quick breakfast - they aren't just for the trail.

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Press articles

Prep for this creamy, savory, Southern-style comfort food is as easy as it gets: Boil water, add to bag, stir and let sit for 10 minutes. Testers loved the well defined jalapeno and corn flavors, fluffy texture and mild tang provided by a blend of cheddar jack cheeses. Eat these grits as a breakfast cereal or, as one tester suggested, "as filling for a jerky-stuffed burrito."

— Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice / Gear Guide, Spring 2013

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gluten Conscious?
Gluten Conscious is a term we use to describe a product that is prepared with gluten free ingredients; however, it is not prepared in a gluten-free environment. While we are careful to avoid cross-contamination, it is possible that trace amounts of gluten may be present due to the use of gluten in our facility.
Why is a Cook–in–Cozy™ recommended?

We recommend that all of our hot meals spend time "steep-cooking" while snuggled in a Cook-in-Cozy. We find this method promotes a more consistent temperature and steady cook time for Cook-in-Bag preparation; and results in a better serving temperature for your meal. When not in use, our Cook-in-Cozy folds away nicely in your pack for storage and weighs in at only 1.4oz.

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