Creamy Cheese Grits

Cheese Grits (1 of 5)

So, I really am not a fan of grits like at all. Like, I really do not like them one bit! I know, I should just be kicked out of the South right now. However, when my friend Kathy made these grits a while ago for an event, I tried them and loved them! When I was thinking about what to make for Easter brunch to go with our waffles, I remembered these Creamy Cheese Grits and thought they would pair perfectly! These are so creamy and not a bit grainy or gritty and have such great flavor! Trust me, try these even if you aren’t a fan of grits and you will love them! Oh and these are served baked, but Adam liked them straight out of the pan too.

Cheese Grits (2 of 5)

Creamy Cheese Grits
Source: A Few Shortcuts via my friend Kathy

Ingredients:
4 cups milk
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup uncooked quick cooking grits
1 egg
2 cups shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 11 x 7ย baking dish with cooking spray, set aside.

In a large saucepan, add milk and bring to a boil on medium high heat. Once just boiling, add in the butter and grits.

Reduce heat to medium and allow to simmer, stirring constantly, approximately 5-7 minutes until thickened and grits become an oatmeal like consistency.

Remove mixture from heat and add in the egg, cheese, salt & pepper. Stir to incorporate. Pour into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle the top with Parmesan.

Bake for approximately 35 to 40 minutes, until bubbly and a nice golden color on top. Serve immediately.

Notes:
*I didn’t have an 11 x 7 dish, so I used a 9 inch round baking dish and just held out about a cup of the grits mixture when I poured it in the pan (which Adam ate out of the pot and said it was great that way too)!

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  1. kicked out of the south, haha! i love grits…but only super cheesy ones. ๐Ÿ™‚ i like that these are baked! i’ve always cooked them stovetop but this looks easy.
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  2. I love that these don’t have cream cheese in them…i find that a lot of creamy grits recipes have that and i don’t prefer to have any cream cheese in my grits!! Definitely trying your version soon! i love grits ๐Ÿ™‚
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  3. i will always love me some grits, especially if cheese is involved! this is definitely a great way to bring them out of the breakfast-only realm. ๐Ÿ™‚
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