Creamy Grits Casserole


Creamy Grits Casserole

This buttery, two-cheese casserole featuring one of the South’s favorite foods is a must for holiday brunches or to serve at dinner with shrimp or ham.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups uncooked regular grits
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 (10-oz.) block sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 (4-oz.) smoked Gouda cheese round, shredded
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Preparation

  1. Bring grits, chicken broth, and next 3 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Stir in butter and cheeses until melted.
  3. Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot grits mixture into eggs; add egg mixture to remaining hot grits mixture, stirring constantly.
  4. Pour grits mixture into a lightly greased 2 1/2-qt. baking dish.
  5. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly around edges.
  6. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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