Recipe Roundup: Cheesy Grits Casserole

cheesey grits casseroleRemember the grits of old, or even of now I guess? When we had grits they had milk and sugar and were everything sweet and yummy.  I may have to make that version soon now that I think about it. But I digress… This recipe is much more savory and it involves one of my all-time favorite ‘food groups,’ cheese (don’t judge me).

Originally, I had seen a similar recipe from one of my most beloved cooking shows/celebrity chefs Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. But then I found this one. I heated up a square a day for breakfast during the week and was ready to rumble. Enjoy!

Original Recipe from Food.com

Ingredients:
4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick-cooking grits
1 (16 ounce) package sharp cheddar cheese*
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, slightly beaten

Directions:
1. Heat water and salt to boiling.
2. Gradually add grits and return to boiling.
3. Reduce heat.
4. Simmer uncovered, stirring for 5 minutes.
5. Remove from heat and allow to cool, slightly.
6. Add cheese, butter and eggs, mix well to ensure all of the grits are incorporated.
7. Bake at 350 degrees until a light golden brown, about 50 minutes.

(Tara’s Tips: *It goes without saying, NO pre-shredded cheese was used in the making of this recipe. I shredded two 8oz.-blocks of cheddar cheese.)

4 thoughts on “Recipe Roundup: Cheesy Grits Casserole

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    Wendy

    March 27, 2014 at 12:38pm

    Yum! Sounds hearty and tasty!

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    T.L. Finney

    April 13, 2014 at 9:38am

    It is! And the left overs make for a quick, on-the-go breakfast during the week.

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    January 8, 2015 at 12:03pm

    […] Cheesy Grits Casserole Not usually one for eating the same thing day-in-day-out, I make this one day and eat a piece for breakfast every day thereafter. It’. Just. That. Good. Always one for ‘doctoring’ a recipe, I’ve also tried this with bacon–yummy! Next up, I’ll add onions, peppers, and bacon. You really can’t go wrong when you embellish this one. […]

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