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baked garlic cheese grits

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

My very favorite comfort food! Discovered this several years ago on the back of the grits box and I knew I would love it. Nobody eats it except me, so I either pig out or have many leftovers.

(1 rating)
yield 1 -8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For baked garlic cheese grits

  • 4 c
  • 1 1/4 tsp
  • 1 c
    uncooked quick-cooking grits
  • 8 oz
    extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and separated
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 3/4 c
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 lg
  • cooking spray, butter flavor

How To Make baked garlic cheese grits

  • 1
    Bring water and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan. Gradually add grits, stirring constantly. Cover and simmer 8 minutes or until thick, stirring frequently.
  • 2
    Remove pan from heat. Add the butter and 6 oz. of the cheese, stirring until cheese melts. Combine milk, garlic and eggs, stirring with a whisk. Stir milk mixture into grits mixture. Pour into a greased or sprayed 2-qt. casserole dish.
  • 3
    Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven, covered, for 45-50 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle remaining cheese on top; bake an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and golden brown.