Golden Grits Casserole


Golden Grits Casserole

40 Min

There's more than one way to serve this Southern classic. Try our Golden Grits Casserole, our baked version of grits that's a delicious golden treat!

What You'll Need

  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup white or yellow grits
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil over high heat. Add grits and cook 5 to 8 minutes, or until water is absorbed and mixture is very thick, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove saucepan from heat and add cheese and butter; stir until melted and well combined. Stir in remaining ingredients until well blended, then spoon into baking dish.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until light golden.



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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 328
  • Calories from Fat 190
  • Total Fat 21g 33 %
  • Saturated Fat 12g 62 %
  • Trans Fat 0.5g 0 %
  • Protein 11g 22 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 145mg 48 %
  • Sodium 714mg 30 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 23g 8 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5 %
  • Sugars 2.3g 0 %

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Grits are my favorite breakfast side dish and I could eat them every day. I typically prepare them by boiling water, because of how quick they are ready. Going the extra mile and placing them in the oven may be my new way to have grits. I will try this recipe this weekend.

I like this grits recipe. It just takes my cheese grits to a new level. This will be the perfect side to present when family comes to town. This is the opportunity to dress up a simple breakfast side dish.

Disregard Bad Bruce's comment. Corn meal is not grits. Grits are made from hominy. If the corn has not been processed into hominy, all you have is corn meal. Cooked corn meal is called mush or polenta.

You can use plain corn meal, stone ground is best. Same as grits.

I am Canadian and in my Province we don't have Grits are there any substitute?

Hello! Unfortunately, there is no substitute for grits in this casserole.

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How do you combine the hot grits and raw eggs and not have them becoming scrambled?

Hi Glenda! The eggs should be lightly beaten first. Before you add them to the mixture, you add cheese, milk, and butter. These ingredients help prevent it from scrambling.


I started putting egg and cooked crumbled sausage two years ago, at the last two min of cooking the grits. They are fluffier and lots of taste. The Little Lady I was the caretaker off really loved them as well. Some of the other family members liked it this way as well. Quick and easy. Haven't tried the Casserole yet sounds pretty good. It's only me now, can you freeze the left overs?

Good basic recipe. Add some crumbled cooked country sausage and a teaspoon of minced garlic and, oh yeah, more cheese, and you got a great dish that beats mac/cheese any day south of the Mason Dixon. And for all you worry warts about nutritional value... just enjoy!!

tamibaker2. There are ways to figure out the nutritional value.

as a Canadian I have no idea what Grits are! Would love to know!!

sounds good, maybe a smashed garlic clove would enhance the flavor


I get so tired of you people wanting nutritional information. IF YOU NEED IT YOU FIGURE IT OUT.

I added some garlic powder to mine. Very good!


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