Cheesy Grits

Classic southern grits are baked to be the cheesiest!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2
cups milk
2
cups water
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup hominy quick grits
1 1/2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
2
eggs, slightly beaten
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1/4
teaspoon paprika
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 1 1/2-quart casserole. Heat milk, water, salt and pepper to boiling in 2-quart saucepan. Gradually add grits, stirring constantly; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until thick.
  • 2 Stir in cheese and onions. Stir 1 cup of the hot mixture into eggs; stir back into remaining hot mixture in saucepan. Pour hot mixture into casserole. Dot with butter; sprinkle with paprika.
  • 3 Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes.

Expert Tips

Grits are coarsely ground corn kernels that are cooked until soft. They’re served for breakfast or as a main-meal side dish.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
100 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11 g
11 %
(Saturated Fat
7 g,
7 %
),
Cholesterol
85 mg
85 %;
Sodium
480 mg
480 %;
Total Carbohydrate
20 g
20 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
11 g
11 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Milk; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.