A wonderful dish that is a favorite for Derby Day (or any day) brunch.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart baking dish.

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  • Beat milk, egg, garlic powder, and hot pepper sauce in a bowl.

  • 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.

  • 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

206.2 calories; 10.1 g protein; 4 g carbohydrates; 68 mg cholesterol; 496.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (26)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2013
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 cheese but lots of packages come in 8 oz so I used what we had. We will definitely make this again and again. Yummy!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/03/2020
This was, I am sad to say, absolutely horrendous. There’s far too much garlic in here. In addition to that, I found the egg/milk mixture completely unnecessary. It added a strange texture to the grits. Read More
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2013
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 cheese but lots of packages come in 8 oz so I used what we had. We will definitely make this again and again. Yummy!!! Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2013
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 also do not like grits cooked as firm as cornbread. I checked them at 30 minutes and then cooked them just barely past the jiggly stage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2017
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2016
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 of shredded cheddar. The biggest notation here though is the GARLIC! I love garlic but heeding other reviews I reduced the garlic by half and it was still a little too much IMO. I use a premium American grown garlic with zero filler - maybe it's just stronger than some other brands. I did not put the cheese on top because we like to fry our grits before serving them so I added a little more to the grits as noted above. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2018
So very delicious!!! Is a keeper for my family! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2015
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2017
It turned out to be a go to recipe. Great a good sub for rice as a side dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2016
Wow these were amazing! I did not read the recipe thoroughly before I made it and didn't realize you had to bake it so I just cooked the grits and added in the other ingredients. I added half the cheese and sprinkled the rest on top then re-covered it to let the cheese melt. They were still amazing even if I made them wrong. I served it with grilled shrimp--such a great combination! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2018
Easy to make. Was a huge hit with guests. Definitely making this again Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/03/2020
This was, I am sad to say, absolutely horrendous. There’s far too much garlic in here. In addition to that, I found the egg/milk mixture completely unnecessary. It added a strange texture to the grits. Read More