Grits and Greens Casserole

Recipe Rating:
 26 Ratings
Prep Time:
Cooking Method: Bake

Ingredients

1 medium onion, chopped
6 or 7 pieces of bacon cooked and crumbled
2 c grits (not instant)
1 large bag of frozen greens - your choice, i like collards or spinach
2 stick butter
1 c grated parmesan cheese
2 c monterey jack cheese (reserve a little for topping)
salt and pepper, to taste
8 c chicken broth--divided
2 c half and half or heavy cream

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Debbie wright Recipe
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Sulphur, LA (pop. 20,410)
debbie110772
Member Since Sep 2010
Debbie's notes for this recipe:
Bacon, butter, cream..where can you go wrong?? This creamy cheesey goodness is good anytime of the year but would make a great addtion to any holiday dinner.
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The robustness of this recipe makes it a wonderful addition to any meal. It's quite filling, so a little goes a long way. We had great success dividing the dish before baking and then freezing it. Simply add the bacon and cheese when you're ready to do the final baking.

Directions

1
Preheat oven to 350
2
In a skillet cook your bacon..when done drain almost all the grease reserve some and saulte onion until the are carmelized.set aside bacon and crumble for topping.
3
In a large pot combine 1/2 and 1/2 and 6 cups of chicken broth. Bring to a boil, stir in grits, bring back to a boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer. Stir often to keep from burning. Cook aprox 25-30 min. You want normal grits consistency. I use a wisk to get the lumps out.
4
while grits are cooking ... cook greens in remaining 2 cups of broth. Cook approx 10 min, or until tender. Drain and squeeze out all liquid.
5
Add butter, cheeses, onion and salt and pepper to grits. when butter is melted stir in greens.
6
Place mixture in a greased 13x9 dish. Top with crumbled bacon and a little reserved cheese.
7
Bake in oven until golden brown ..approx 15 min
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user Debbie wright debbie110772 - Oct 31, 2010
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user Bea L. BeachChic - Oct 31, 2010
This sounds devine. My choice of greens will be spinach.
user Robin DuPree robdupree - Nov 1, 2010
These sound terrific..
user Debbie wright debbie110772 - Nov 1, 2010
It is very good..been years since i have had it though. I just found the recipe!! I will make it soon..if i ever get to catch my breath..lol
user Debbie wright debbie110772 - Nov 2, 2010
Hey guys had to make it..I took a pic with my phone so its not the best but the casserole is yummy. Why had it been years since i made it?? Like my brother used to say "Now that's made with Love" lol

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