Cheese Grits Casserole

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I am a southern woman and I love grits! This recipe mixes together one of my favorite foods with one of my favorite ways to cook food: in a casserole! Throw it together, pop it in the oven and forget it for a little while.


What you’ll need:

3 c water
¾ c quick grits
2 c shredded cheddar cheese, divided
¾ c evaporated milk
1/3 c butter, softened
2 eggs, lightly beaten
¼ tsp tobasco sauce
1/8 tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 2-quart baking dish. In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, bring water to a boil. Add grits. Cover pan and reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in 1 ½ c shredded cheese, evaporated milk and butter. Continue stirring until cheese and butter are melted. Add eggs, tobasco and pepper, stirring well. Pour into prepared pan. Top with remaining ½ c cheese. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until it is golden brown and puffy. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Feeds 6.

Variation: Stir in 2 c diced, cooked ham before the addition of eggs to turn this side dish into a meaty main dish.

Cost:
grits - $1.89
shredded cheese - cheddar - $1.50
evaporated milk - $1.50
butter - $1.75/pound
eggs - $1.09/ dozen
Total - $2.97

2 of my favorite chefs had this to say....:

pink dogwood said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - nice to have found yours.

SCREAMING FOR CHOCOLATE said...

Another thing I wanted to try and talked about with my hubby yesterday when I made a tator tot, sausage and egg casserole for breakfast.

Thanks

Coco

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