Rating: 4 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

A Southern tradition, creamy cheese grits with a zip of spice makes for a perfect side dish to barbecue, or for a holiday get together. They were always on the table at my mother-in-law's house. A real family tradition.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 35 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 2-quart casserole dish
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.

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  • Bring water and salt to a boil in a pot over high heat. Add grits, reduce heat to low, and let simmer until tender, about 30 minutes.

  • Pour grits into a large mixing bowl. Add beaten egg slowly, followed by 1 1/4 cups Cheddar cheese, milk, Worcestershire sauce, butter, pepper, garlic powder, and hot sauce. Mix thoroughly and pour into the prepared dish. Sprinkle remaining Cheddar cheese on top and sprinkle lightly with paprika for coloring. Cover.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until thickened and cheese is melted, about 1 hour, uncovering the last 10 minutes to let a crust form on top.

Nutrition Facts

222 calories; protein 9.4g; carbohydrates 17.7g; fat 12.6g; cholesterol 56.5mg; sodium 386.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2021
We liked these alot! I make a similar recipe often. I will definitely say: 1) this is more of a dinner-time dish. Great as a side with steak, chicken, or our favorite, Louisiana style barbecue shrimp. 2) By no means do you actually need an hour and a half to make these. Cook on the stove for the quick-cooking method (5-10 min), reduce the amount of added liquid and bake for 15-20 min. They will be very soupy at first, but will thicken when cooled. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2020
Excellent. Wonderful taste. Will be making again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/04/2021
I used quick cooking grits, so I didn’t cook them on top of the stove for 30 minutes; I just cooked them until they had thickened. I did not care for the Worcestershire sauce in my grits. It was too overpowering. Read More
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