Grits and Greens Casserole
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|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|
|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|
Sulphur, LA (pop. 20,410)
Member Since Sep 2010
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.
Preheat oven to 350
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.
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.
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.
Add butter, cheeses, onion and salt and pepper to grits. when butter is melted stir in greens.
Place mixture in a greased 13x9 dish. Top with crumbled bacon and a little reserved cheese.
Bake in oven until golden brown ..approx 15 min