Baked Garlic Cheese Grits - Recipe

Cheese Grits
The first time I ever had them was in Charleston, SC with shrimp a few years back...delish!
Yet I had never, ever made them.
I needed a carb for a side last week with some grilled chicken.
Cheese Grits ..why not?!
Need a recipe and decided upon one from Paula Deen.
I opted to swap out a few items from her recipe to make it a tiny bit healthier. :)
So, I used low fat cheddar cheese, no sodium chicken broth, and 2% milk.
You could not tell the difference.
One other item - I used quick grits even though they were not recommended and no issues.

Seriously good.
* Exported from MasterCook *

                        Baked Garlic Cheese Grits

Recipe By: Paula Deen
Serving Size: 6     Preparation Time: 10:00
Categories: Side Dishes

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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  3       cups  chicken broth
1/2      teaspoon  salt
1/8      teaspoon  ground pepper -- prefer fresh ground
1/8      teaspoon  garlic powder
  1       cup  quick-cooking grits
  8       ounces  reduced fat cheddar cheese -- cubed
1/4      cup  milk, 2% lowfat
  2       large  eggs -- beaten
1/4      stick  unsalted butter
  4       ounces  reduced fat cheddar cheese -- white cheddar used - grated

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a square 8x8 inch dish.
  • Bring the broth, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to a boil in a 2 quart sauce pan.
  • Stir in the grits and whisk until completely combined. 
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the grits are thick, about 5-8 minutes.
  • Add the cubed Cheddar and milk and stir.
  • Gradually stir in the eggs and butter, stirring until all are combined.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle with the white Cheddar and bake for 35-40 minutes or until set.

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NOTES: If using regular grits cooking time will be 8-10 minutes. 

Brandi said...

Your grits look so delicious. We had shrimp and grits for dinner Friday night.

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