Grits is a classic and hearty Southern staple that’s typically made with a hefty helping of butter and cheese and pairs wonderfully with crispy bacon and a fried egg. This cheese grits recipe is a delicious spin on this classic dish that you’ll love. Instead of preparing the grits on the stove, we chose to bake it in a casserole dish in the oven. While this means that the grits will take a little longer to prepare, baking them in the oven helps to lock in the flavor. After trying out this cheesy grits casserole, consider sharing the recipe with your friends and family on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.
Ready to whip up this cheese grits casserole? To get started, you’ll need four cups of water, one teaspoon of salt, one cup of quick-cooking grits, four ounces of Cabot Sharp Cheddar (grated), four tablespoons of Cabot Salted Butter and two large eggs.
To prepare the dish, start by preheating your oven to 350°F. Then bring water and salt to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in the grits and simmer the mixture while it’s uncovered, for a total of five minutes.
Switch off the heat and add the rest of the ingredients. Pour everything into a 1½ quart casserole dish and bake for 45 to 60 minutes.
Casserole dishes can be quite satisfying. If you’re hunting for a new casserole dish to try, consider preparing our Quick & Healthy Potato Casserole. It features plenty of delicious potatoes and it doesn’t take long to make. As a co-operative of over 800 farm families, Cabot is dedicated to working hard to ensure that all of our dairy products are made using high quality ingredients. We’re confident that you and your family will love our recipe for cheese grits casserole, but we’d love to hear your feedback after you try it, so please consider rating and reviewing it.
PREHEAT oven to 350°F.
BRING water and salt to boil, in large saucepan. Gradually stir in grits. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
REMOVE from heat and stir in remaining ingredients. Pour into ungreased 1½ quart casserole.
BAKE for 45 to 55 minutes.
(Grits can be prepared in advance through step 3; cover and refrigerate until ready to bake.)