Baked Cheese Grits
Yield: 8-10 servings
Creamy, cheesy, and full of great texture, this Baked Cheese Grits casserole can be enjoyed with breakfast or brunch or as an alternative to rice and potatoes on your dinner plate. Perfect for holiday mornings, Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas dinner, potlucks, or any day you would enjoy some easy, delicious Southern comfort food.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup (147g) Quaker Enriched White Hominy Grits
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 ounces (1½ cups) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup (8 tablespoons) butter
  • ½ cup (120ml) milk
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350℉.
  2. Prepare the grits in 4 cups water as directed on package adding the 1 teaspoon salt. (Tip: Stir briskly while whisking in the grits to prevent from clumping.)
  3. When the grits are cooked, add the cheese, butter, milk, eggs, and garlic, and stir until the cheese is melted and everything is combined. (Tips: I cut the butter into chunks for quicker melting. I also briskly whisk in the eggs right after the other ingredients, which cool the grits slightly, preventing scrambled eggs.)
  4. Pour into a 2-quart greased casserole or baking dish.
  5. Bake for 1 hour or until set. (Tip: If you happen to use a wider, shallower baking dish, start checking for doneness after 35 to 40 minutes.)

Advance prep options: The cooked grits casserole reheats well and can also be prepared to the point of baking, covered, and refrigerated until ready to bake.

Storage: Cool any leftover grits and then cover and refrigerate for 5-7 days.

Notes


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