GARLIC CHEESE GRITS CASSEROLE II

1
Teresa G

By
@barefootgal

This is a quicker, easier version of my family's classic grits casserole. Still delicious as ever!

Rating:

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Comments:
Serves:
6 to 8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • TOPPING:

  • 1 c
    crushed cornflakes
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    salted butter, melted
  • FOR THE GRITS:

  • 2 1/4 c
    water
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    quick cooking grits (not instant)
  • 4 Tbsp
    salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 oz
    american cheese loaf (velveeta), shredded
  • 12 oz
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    seasoned salt
  • 1 large
    egg, lightly beaten in a liquid measuring cup
  • 1/3 c
    milk (approximately), added to egg to make 1/2 cup total

How to Make GARLIC CHEESE GRITS CASSEROLE II

Step-by-Step

  1. Gather and prep all ingredients. Lightly butter a 2 quart casserole; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, pour melted butter over cornflake crumbs; toss with fork to coat; set aside.
  3. Place oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. In a 2 or 3 qt. saucepan, add water and salt; bring to a boil.
  5. Stirring constantly, slowly add grits; lower heat to medium low and continue stirring for 7 to 8 minutes (grits will be very thick.)
  6. Remove from heat; stir in 4 Tbsp salted butter, 1 oz cream cheese, 4 oz american cheese loaf and 12 oz sharp cheddar cheese until completely melted (may return to low heat to speed melting, if necessary.)
  7. Add garlic powder and seasoned salt; mix well.
  8. Off heat, add egg and milk mixture; mix well, until thoroughly combined.
  9. Pour into prepared dish.
  10. Evenly sprinkle top with buttered cornflake crumbs.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour. (If, at any point, cornflakes seem to be browning a bit too much, cover loosely with foil.)
  12. Remove from oven and let rest (very important) for at least 15-20 minutes before serving.
  13. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

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