Bacon and Cheese Grits Casserole

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Leah Stacey

By
@CookingMaven

I needed to bring a dish to a friend who was gluten free and it also needed to be soft food. My first thought was grits! I threw this together. I hope y'all enjoy this too. It's great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

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Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 5 slice
    thick cut bacon
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 4 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 c
    quick grits (not instant)
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 1/2 c
    sharp cheddar (divided)
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 3
    large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 c
    half and half

How to Make Bacon and Cheese Grits Casserole

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large saucepan fry the bacon slices. When done put them aside. (when bacon is cooled crumble). Pour out all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease. Saute the onions in the grease till translucent.
  2. Add the broth to the pot with with the onions. Bring to a boil. Add the garlic powder, salt and pepper. Slowly add the grits stirring with a whisk.
  3. Lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in butter, 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar and 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese until melted. Add the crumbled bacon.
  5. In a small bowl mix the eggs and half and half. Pour the mixture into the grits and whisk till all in incorporated. Pour into a greased 2 quart glass pan (8x8 or 11x7). Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 uncovered for about 45 minutes.

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