BAKED GARLIC CHEESE GRITS

5
Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
1-8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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

Step-By-Step

1Bring 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.
2Remove 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.
3Bake 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.

About BAKED GARLIC CHEESE GRITS

Course/Dish: Side Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Yummy, #cheesy, #creamy