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Cheese Grits Casserole

Cheese Grits Casserole
Makes:
6 side-dish servings
Prep Time:
10
minutes
Total Time:
60
minutes
Low SodiumVegetarian
based on
56 reviews
Cheese Grits Casserole makes an excellent alternative as a side dish to serve with meat, chicken or fish. This easy-to-make recipe takes less than 1 hour to prepare and has a delicious flavor.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup ALBERS® Quick Grits
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish.

BRING water to a boil in a medium saucepan; slowly stir in grits. Cover pan; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes.

ADD 1 1/2 cups cheese, evaporated milk and butter to saucepan; stir until cheese and butter are melted. Add eggs, hot pepper sauce and pepper; stir well. Pour into prepared baking dish; sprinkle with remaining cheese.

BAKE for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and puffy. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.


Reviews:

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  •  Star(s)

    CHEESY Good Grits

    Carrie Farrell from CLAYTON, NJ

    Had not made this in years and forgot how good and what a great comfort food. Yummy.

  •  Star(s)

    Good Grits

    ANNE CLARK from Kings Mountain, NC

    We liked this dish very much. I left out the hot sauce becauce of small children. It was easy and filling. Yum!

  •  Star(s)

    cheesy grits casserole

    Rita McTighe from Natrona Heights, PA

    This recipe was so easy to make and super tasting - very creamy with a "POP" of flavor... excellent side dish with grilled or roasted chicken.

  •  Star(s)

    These Grits I Like

    Cora Hunt from Topeka, KS

    Normally grits & I do not get along well, but these cheesy grits are an exception. Easy to make and the taste is surprisingly good.

  •  Star(s)

    Great Cheesy Grits

    Susan Foster from Newark, DE

    I have always loves grits and can remember my grandmother making cheese grits. This is a great recipe for a quick and easy way to fix great old-fashioned cheese grits! My family loved it when we had it with a ham dinner last week. Also tried it with shrimp; what a great meal!

  •  Star(s)

    cheese grits casserole

    Jim Baldwin from Olympia, WA

    One of my very favorites. Easy and good

  •  Star(s)

    the bomb!!

    Paula Herzig from MILFORD, DE

    If your family loves grits as much as mine,this is sure to please!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful!!!

    Alyssa Passer from SEWELL, NJ

    I made this as a side dish for my husband and I. We really enjoyed this and were excited because it was something different!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Great Grits!

    stacie brown from MELBOURNE, FL

    My southern family loves grits, and this dish did not disappoint. It tastes great and satisfies our appetite. We'll definitely have it again!

  •  Star(s)

    great grits

    J. McCall from MURFREESBORO, TN

    Love this recipe. It is so good.

  •  Star(s)

    grits

    leah randall from PANAMA CITY, FL

    I love cheese grits this is a great recipe I like to add a little salsa to it also

  •  Star(s)

    I have been searching for this

    Karen Young from BELLA VISTA, AR

    All of the other recipes for this are just not the same as this old fashioned one my mom used to make. Mmmmmmm good

  •  Star(s)

    Cheese Grits

    Jim Baldwin from Olympia, WA

    Of all the cheese grits this is the best. I should know, I'm from Mississippi

  •  Star(s)

    wonderful side dish

    Elizabeth Fagot from Kenner, LA

    Great recipe, easy, delicious filling and a side dish I never thought of! Move over potato I have Cheesy grits! My family loves it.

  •  Star(s)

    CHEESE GRITS CASSEROLE

    ERIS BLANTON from WATERTOWN, NY

    THIS IS GREAT. WE LOVED IT. NOTHING LEFT OVER.

  •  Star(s)

    Cheesy Grits Casserole a Big Hit!

    Macy Morgan from Lancaster, SC

    I made this recipe and took it to a goodbye breakfast for a co-worker who never liked grits. This recipe changed her mind. She liked them and so did everyone else on our team. I printed out the recipe for everyone there. Most of them went back for seconds.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy Cheesy

    Jeanie D from EAST ISLIP, NY

    It was quick easy and tasty, especially for an inexperienced grits making gal like myself!! Sent it along to my sis who is now a Georgia gal, as the kids are grits lovers already. Thanks.

  •  Star(s)

    Cheese Grits Casserole

    Betty Watts from SUMTER, SC

    This recipe was super easy and it was a big hit at my kids sleep over party. Just go lite on the hot sauce.

  •  Star(s)

    cheese grits

    Sandy Picklesimer from Bellville, OH

    I was given a recipe similar to this years ago from a woman who grew up in the south, it is easy to make and I rarely have any leftovers.

  •  Star(s)

    Great Grits!

    Lucy Bowser from MARYVILLE, TN

    My father in law is very health concious & believes grits are a natural food so loves them. I was a hit at a recent family pot luck when I brought this dish. He loved it.

  •  Star(s)

    Great Grits!

    E Gershon from VA

    Great side dish with any of my Southwest main dish! I like to mix it with the chopped mild green chilies. This is really GOOOOD!

  •  Star(s)

    Cheese Grits Casserole

    Barbara Dillarad from HOUSTON, TX

    This is everyone's favorite. I add bacon or bits of ham & it is always a hit.

  •  Star(s)

    This is very good.

    Linda Randles from NORTH CANTON, OH

    Made this for dinner and my family loved it. It is so simple to make and doesn't take that long. That's what I like after a long day at work.

  •  Star(s)

    Good Grits

    ruth salyers from NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH

    We like grits at our house, so I plan on making all the grit recipes you post. This one is good, I added white pepper instead, and a little fresh garlic. The family enjoyed it.

  •  Star(s)

    Cheese Grits Casserole

    Patricia Herrick from GOLD CREEK, MT

    After I answered the baking question a couple of days ago, I was inspired to try Grits for something other than breakfast. If I have leftover grits from breakfast I might saute in butter for a side dish, but hadn't made a casserole like this. Great dish, and I'll do it often.

  •  Star(s)

    Pass this one

    Wanda Barrett from OAKHURST, CA

    I would be passing this on to all my friends a good and easy recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Cheese Grits

    leslie lanham from havana, FL

    This is the perfect recipe! It's easy to make and while it bakes in the oven you can prepare the rest of the meal. Just enough cheese to give it a great texture.

  •  Star(s)

    cheese grits casserole

    Greta Allen from ELLINGTON, MO

    I made this recipe this week and it was very easy and very tasty. I made Betty Crocker cheese biscuits to go with them. I opened the biscuit up and put the grits on top. Very tasty.

  •  Star(s)

    Cheese Grits Casserole

    Peggy Edlin from Kennesaw, GA

    This is a great and quick recipe. It is a real favorite at our house on holiday mornings!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    cheese grits casserole

    Darla Strawn from Crimora, VA

    My husband loves grits and he really loved these. I replaced half of the cheddar with pepper jack. Yum!

  •  Star(s)

    Just like Mom use to make

    Patricia Blackburn from Lebanon, OR

    I have looked for this recipe for several years. It is the same one my mom use to make, YUM! It was so good, and filling.

  •  Star(s)

    cheese grits casserole

    Peri-Lyn Palmer from Redwood City, CA

    Just like my grandmother used to make . We also added some minced garlic or a tiny bit of garlic powder to the grits when the cheese is added.

  •  Star(s)

    Soooo gooood!!

    LINSEA COBB from ROSWELL, GA

    I made this to go with left-over ham from Easter and my kids loved it!

  •  Star(s)

    cheese girts

    Zena Escobedo-McQuade from Bakersfield, CA

    I love grits but cheese girts are the best.

  •  Star(s)

    Cheese Grits

    Tiffany Rider from Orange Park, FL

    I really enjoyed these grits but it didn't go over to good with my husband.

  •  Star(s)

    Different

    Adriane Lockwood from Jefferson, Ga

    It was extremely hard to find Alber products in the Metro Atlanta area. The recipe was easy to follow and gave a new twist to a favorite.

  •  Star(s)

    Just like Mama's.

    Patricia Blackburn from Lebanon, OR

    This is the same recipe my Mama would make. It is quick, easy and yummy. Try using a combination of Cheddar and Pepperjack cheese.

  •  Star(s)

    Cheese Grits Casserole

    kelly richard from stafford, VA

    This side dish went over very well. My husband usually won't eat grits, but he actually liked it. It was very easy to make.

  •  Star(s)

    Cheese Grits Casserole

    Sue Phillips from Greenview, IL

    I love grits for breakfast & am always looking for an alternative to potatoes. This is the kind of recipe that will add variety to our meals.

  •  Star(s)

    Cheesy Grits

    Jacquie Gelo from Sandy, UT

    Wonderful as a side dish. Any leftover is terrific served with fried eggs, sausage and a little salsa. Enjoy!

  •  Star(s)

    Cheesy Grits

    Marie Bianco from Bellefonte, PA

    Easy, economical, excellent flavor!

  •  Star(s)

    Breakfast dish

    Anna Brownell from Tulsa, OK

    My family loves grits & when I found this recipe, I just had to try it! I made it as a breakfast dish by adding sausage, green pepper & onions to it. It is really quick & easy to make!

  •  Star(s)

    A Change For Once!

    Laura Viken from Milpitas, CA

    This was an easy to make recipe and gave us a much needed change from the usual rice or potatoes. The family all liked it.

  •  Star(s)

    It an excellant way to serve grits.

    tammy davis from apo ap, CA

    I thought it was great the kids loved them.

  •  Star(s)

    EXCELLENT!!!

    Pat Weltch from Greensboro, NC

    This was excellent - my husband really liked the kicked up version.

  •  Star(s)

    yummy!

    amy howell from jonesboro, AR

    this is a great recipe, try it.

  •  Star(s)

    Quite Simply the Best

    Evelyn Cruze from Crescent City, FL

    These grits are better than any I have ever had. So simple and so cheesy and so very, very good. They make a great accompaniment with most anything you would serve potatoes or mac and cheese. We have had them at all three main meals. Thank you!

  •  Star(s)

    Cheese Grits for a King.

    Marty Joyce from Colorado Springs, CO

    These grits a rich and creamy and delicious. The evaporated milk is a splendid addition.

  •  Star(s)

    Great recipe!

    Sharon Alexander from Nassau, NY

    We loved this! It was so easy and a great compliment to pork chops.

  •  Star(s)

    Comfort food

    Charlotte from Norfolk, VA

    I love macaroni and cheese and these grits remind me of it. I made this recipe for breakfast on a cold rainy day and still had some left to reheat for dinner the next night. It was easy to make and great with extra hot sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 370
  • Calories from Fat: 230
  • Total Fat: 26g (40% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 15g (75% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 145mg (49% of DV)
  • Sodium: 380mg (16% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 20g (7% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (2% of DV)
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Vitamin A: 15% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 35% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Cheese Grits Casserole

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup ALBERS® Quick Grits
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish.

BRING water to a boil in a medium saucepan; slowly stir in grits. Cover pan; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes.

ADD 1 1/2 cups cheese, evaporated milk and butter to saucepan; stir until cheese and butter are melted. Add eggs, hot pepper sauce and pepper; stir well. Pour into prepared baking dish; sprinkle with remaining cheese.

BAKE for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and puffy. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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