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Cheese 'n' Grits Casserole

 Cheese 'n' Grits Casserole
Grits are a staple in Southern cooking. Serve this as a brunch item with bacon or as a side dish for dinner.—Jennifer Wallis, Goldsboro, North Carolina
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked old-fashioned grits
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil.
  • Slowly stir in grits and salt. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-7
  • minutes or until thickened. Cool slightly. Gradually whisk in milk,
  • butter and eggs. Stir in cheese, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne.
  • Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake,
  • uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes
  • before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 202 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 335 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.