Maple-Bacon Grits Puff

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 14, 2022
Bacon and maple add salty sweetness to a grits dish that puffs, tastes yummy and is beautiful to look at. — Lotte Washburn, Sebring, Florida
Maple-Bacon Grits Puff Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 bacon strips, chopped
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Minced fresh chives, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring milk, water and salt to a boil. Slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, covered, 5-7 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in maple syrup, half of the cooked bacon and reserved drippings.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk a small amount of hot grits into eggs until blended; return all to pan, mixing well. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  4. Bake, uncovered, 1 hour or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining bacon and, if desired, chives; let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 247 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 121mg cholesterol, 377mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.