Baked Cheese Grits

The other night we had steak, green beans, cheese grits, and garlic bread. It was sort of the best dinner ever.

What’s your favorite meal?

It includes cheese grits, right?

I know grits are more of a southern dish, like most delicious things, but you can eat these no matter what part of the country you live in. I pinky promise.

I’m not a huge fan of the breakfasty grits, but cover them in cheese and add a little garlic? Oh, yes. I’ll eat the entire dish.

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Baked Cheese Grits

Ingredients:

3 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cups regular grits
8 ounces Cheddar, cubed
1/4 cup milk
2 large eggs, beaten
1/4 cup butter
4 ounces grated sharp white Cheddar
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8x8 baking dish.
Bring the broth, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to a boil over medium heat.
Stir in the grits and whisk until completely combined.
Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the grits are thick, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Add the cubed Cheddar and milk and stir. Gradually stir in the eggs and butter, until well combined.
Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the white Cheddar and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until set.
Sprinkle with parsley before serving

lightly adapted from Paula Deen.

 

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21 Responses to “Baked Cheese Grits”

  1. Lauren | Hippie Dog Company May 7, 2012 @ 8:32 am (#
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    I’ve never had grits (true yankee here), but this recipe makes me want to try them! So you serve this as a side dish then right?

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    Karly Reply:

    @Lauren | Hippie Dog Company,

    Yep, I serve them as a side dish. You could throw in some crispy, diced bacon and call it a meal, though. ;)

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  2. Jamie @ lovebakesgoodcakes.com May 7, 2012 @ 8:58 am (#
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    I love grits! These look so tasty!

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  3. DessertForTwo May 7, 2012 @ 10:36 am (#
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    Did you make these just for me? Oh gosh! You’re so sweet! Thanks :)

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  4. Joanne May 7, 2012 @ 12:09 pm (#
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    What ISN’T made infinitely better by smothering it in cheese…that’s what I’d like to know!? Oh I do love me some grits. Though I just tend to eat the whole bowl on its own and call it dinner.

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  5. shelly (cookies and cups) May 7, 2012 @ 12:46 pm (#
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    I need grits. I need them today, in fact. I caught your no-carb disease and all I can think about are grits, now…thanks a lot.

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  6. Sarah May 7, 2012 @ 4:40 pm (#
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    You say it serves six, but I’m pretty sure I could eat the whole thing, all by myself. :)

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  7. Georgia May 7, 2012 @ 7:31 pm (#
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    Being born and bred in Mississippi, I think I know why people don’t like grits. If you cook them by the package instructions, you are not cooking them “right.” I usually add extra water and cook them about 20 minutes. They get fluffy and soft. Not grainy, tiny bits of something to eat.

    I’ve never tried baking them like this though. We usually just put cheese in the hot grits, stir them up, and eat!!

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  8. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar May 7, 2012 @ 7:50 pm (#
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    I’ve never tried grits! They sound so yummy too!

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  9. nicole @ I am a Honey Bee May 7, 2012 @ 8:10 pm (#
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    this looks amazing. I don’t love grits for breakfast but I could totally dig into this.

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  10. Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry May 9, 2012 @ 7:40 am (#
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    Oh my gosh! I had grits for the first time last weekend! They were amazing! I am a convert! I need to try this!

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  11. Toni May 22, 2012 @ 1:15 pm (#
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    These grits…they’re what’s for dinner :-)

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  12. Riley June 27, 2012 @ 4:29 pm (#
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    I was born and raised in Texas and, oddly enough, I’ve never had grits! These look delicious though!

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  13. Deanna B. July 3, 2012 @ 9:24 pm (#
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    O….M….G!!!! I grew up down south but never really made these (although I ate tons of them as a kid). I made these tonight with some sweet&spicy bacon. I swear I’ve died and gone to heaven!!!! So incredibly yummy and bring back some wonderful childhood memories. Thanks so much for the recipe. You ROCK!!

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  14. Sheri July 16, 2012 @ 8:02 pm (#
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    Can you prepare them the night before and refrig over night and the. Pop in oven for breakfast?

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    Karly Reply:

    @Sheri,

    I’ve not tried that myself, but I think it would work just fine. Just watch the baking time. It might take a bit longer if they’re going in the oven cold.

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  15. Elise August 16, 2012 @ 8:59 am (#
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    I feel sorry for people who’ve never had grits…I can’t wait to try this recipe-it looks delicious!!!
    Elise

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  16. Katherine Mitchell November 7, 2013 @ 7:15 pm (#
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    I serve these grits for dinner, topped with sautéed pepper and onions, and too with a basted egg and a few shakes of hot sauce. Yum! (I’m southern, grits are practically a veggie since they come from corn, right?)

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  17. Laurel November 18, 2013 @ 2:05 pm (#
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    Made these for a Texas-style engagement party a few weeks ago and they were a HUGE hit. Everyone was asking for the recipe. Thanks for making me look good!

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    Karly Reply:

    @Laurel,

    So glad you enjoyed them! :)

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