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Kentucky Garlic Cheese Grits

Rated as 4.84 out of 5 Stars

"A wonderful dish that is a favorite for Derby Day (or any day) brunch."
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1 h 40 m servings 206
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart baking dish.
  2. Beat milk, egg, garlic powder, and hot pepper sauce in a bowl.
  3. Bring water and salt to a boil in a saucepan; cook and stir grits in boiling water until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat; add butter and about 1/2 of the Cheddar cheese. Stir egg mixture into grits and pour grits into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle remaining Cheddar cheese over grits.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and grits are set, about 1 hour. Allow grits to cool 20 to 30 minutes before serving. Grits should be cornbread-like.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 206 calories; 16.8 4 10.1 68 497 Full nutrition

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The recipe is very good. Excellent garlicky taste . Although instead if water I used chicken broth and no salt. I decreased the butter by two tablespoons and added 8 oz sharp cheddar. We love ch...

As a Southern girl, I do love me some garlic cheese grits, just not this much garlic. Perfect otherwise. Of course, using less garlic powder or substituting real garlic is easy enough to do. I a...

I made this a couple of days before a Kentucky Derby party. I refrigerated it unbaked until the day of the party, then baked it to serve. It worked out great.

Five stars as a great base for consistency and flavor! I did use low sodium chicken broth in place of water, about 1/2 cup of crumbled bacon and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese in addition to about 8 oz...

So very delicious!!! Is a keeper for my family!

I absolutely loved this! The flavor is amazing, and I'll definitely make it again! My only problem is that I live at high altitude, so I need to figure out what to do to make it set correctly.

Easy to make. Was a huge hit with guests. Definitely making this again

DELISH! A little strong on the garlic... Next time I will halve the Gilroy Garlic as per previous reviews. But this recipe is a keeper!

The made this for my residents at assisted living. It's amazing!!!