Grits and Greens Casserole

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Cooking Method: Bake


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)
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.


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

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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
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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