Grits and Greens Casserole

Debbie wright Recipe

By Debbie wright debbie110772

50 Min

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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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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.


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
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

Directions Step-By-Step

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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Oct 31, 2010 - Debbie wright shared this recipe with discussion groups: Southern Cooking Southern Cooks Unite
Bea L. BeachChic
Oct 31, 2010
This sounds devine. My choice of greens will be spinach.
Robin DuPree robdupree
Nov 1, 2010
These sound terrific..
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
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
Wendy Rusch snooksk9
Nov 9, 2010
mmmmmm this sounds yummy! My dad would love this...he loves grits! thank you!
Nov 17, 2010 - Debbie wright shared this recipe with discussion group: Southern Cooks Unite
Stephanie Dodd skeen
Nov 20, 2010
I absolutely love grits and greens but can't imagine the two together; must try this!!!
Dec 29, 2010 - Debbie wright Debbie wright [debbie110772] has linked this recipe with Garlic Cheese Grits Casserole
Wendy Rusch snooksk9
Dec 29, 2010 talked me into it!!! when I make it for my dad...I'll be sure to keep some or have it with him! :)
Leah Stacey CookingMaven
Dec 30, 2010
Hey Debbie I'm posting this on my blog for a twist on regular greens for new years day
Debbie wright debbie110772
Dec 30, 2010
Thank You Leah..I finnally got to look. I had an extremly busy day!!!Thanx!!!
Wendy Rusch snooksk9
Dec 30, 2010 daughter was running to walmart...told her to grab some grits, couldnt wait to make this tonight...I have no cheese! What kind of daycare provider runs out of cheese??? So it'll be tomorrow eve...fingers crossed! lol
Leah Stacey CookingMaven
Dec 30, 2010
Wendy I'm making this too for new years day!