Cheese ‘n’ Grits Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing


8 servings

Updated: Mar. 02, 2022
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
Cheese 'n' Grits Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Slowly stir in grits and salt. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until thickened, 5-7 minutes. Cool slightly. Gradually whisk in milk, butter and eggs. Stir in cheese, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne.
  2. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, 30-35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 202 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 335mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.