Baked Cheese Grits

As I mentioned in my recap last week, I hosted the February girls night. Since it was the week of Mardi Gras, I thought I’d be festive and make a spicy cajun shrimp paired with baked cheese grits. I will share the shrimp recipe this week too since they go hand in hand.

I printed recipe cards for the girls attending and thought I’d share a printable with you.

They are made for 3.5 x 5, but I’m sure you could do 4 x 6 if you prefer a larger card.

So, here is what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup instant grits
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups of cheese (your choice) – I used smoked gouda
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

First, preheat your oven to 350. Boil 4 cups of water in a large saucepan. Add 1 cup of instant grits and simmer for 3-5 minutes, stirring constantly. While this is cooking, beat your eggs and melt your butter. Mmmmm butter.

Shred your cheese o’ choice. I chose smoked gouda, that’s all I’ve ever made this recipe with actually.

Add the spices to the egg mixture and whisk together.

 When the grits have simmered for 3-5 minutes, you’re going to temper the eggs. I’m not trying to get all fancy on you, but the first time I made this I just dumped the eggs right in and it made scrambled eggs. Tempering just means you’re bringing the eggs to a closer TEMPERature to the hot ingredients. So, take a large spoonful of the grit/water mixture and add it to the egg/spice mixture.

Stir to combine.

Now you can safely add the egg mixture to the grits and you will not end up with scrambled eggs. Also, add the shredded cheese and milk.

Then, all you do is stir and these ingredients together.

Pour into a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350 for one hour. This, I did not do. I just put my dutch oven in the oven. But don’t do as I do because it didn’t turn out as good as the time I put it in the 9×13. See:

They still tasted great though! Serve these grits with anything. Seriously. And the leftovers are great with a fried egg on top. Here’s mine, served with shrimp. Shrimp & grits, can’t get any better than that!

 

Baked Cheese Grits

Baked Cheese Grits

Ingredients

  • 1 cup instant grits
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups of cheese (your choice) - I used smoked gouda
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Boil 4 cups of water in a large saucepan. Add 1 cup of instant grits and simmer for 3-5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. While the grits are cooking, beat your eggs and melt your butter.
  4. Shred your cheese.
  5. Add the spices to the egg mixture and whisk together.
  6. When the grits are ready, temper the eggs by taking a large spoonful of the grit/water mixture and add it to the egg/spice mixture and stir to combine.
  7. Now you can safely add the egg mixture to the grits and you will not end up with scrambled eggs. Next add the shredded cheese and milk.
  8. Stir all ingredients together.
  9. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for one hour.
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3 Responses to “Baked Cheese Grits”

  1. February 28, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    So delish!!

  2. February 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    It was amazing!!!! You need to host more girls’ nights ;) !

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