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loaded grits breakfast casserole

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Robin Lieneke
Chamois, MO

This amazingly creamy casserole will convert even grit haters. The perfect comfort food, it is a fantastic for a holiday or special breakfast, brunch ot even dinner for a crowd. If you love shrimp and grits, add 1 lb of small cooked shrimp with the bacon and ham. Just devine!!

(1 rating)
yield 12 -15
prep time 30 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For loaded grits breakfast casserole

  • 1 lb
  • 1 lb
    ham, sliced and cut in 1/2 in. pieces
  • 4 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    chicken base
  • 1/4 c
    butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1 1/4 c
    quick cooking grits
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 2 1/2 c
    sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 c
  • 6
    eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2
    scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 3/4 tsp
    ground sage
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make loaded grits breakfast casserole

  • 1
    Cut bacon into one inch pieces and cook until crisp. Remove from pan and drain on paper towel. Remove all but 2 tbsp of drippings from pan. Add diced ham to pan and heat through in remaining drippings. Remove from pan and drain with bacon.
  • 2
    Heat water, 1Tbsp. butter and chicken base to boiling. Add grits and reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until thick and creamy. Remove from heat and add remaining butter, cream cheese and 2 cups of the cheddar. Stir until completely combined.
  • 3
    Stir in milk, garlic powder, sage, scallions and parsley. Add eggs and stir until smooth. Add in bacon, ham and salt/ pepper and stir to combine.
  • 4
    Pour mixture into greased 9 x 13 pan. Top with remaining cheddar. Bake for 45-55 minutes. Let sit for 10-15 mins. before serving.