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Cheese Grits Casserole

Cheese Grits CasseroleAt times, it's difficult to think of something else besides rice and mashed potatoes as a side dish for a dinner with meat, chicken or fish. So, here's a delicious, easy-to-make recipe that you'll love.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups water
3/4 cup ALBERS® Quick Grits
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese - divided use
3/4 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 2-quart baking dish.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan; slowly stir in grits. Cover pan; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. Add 1 1/2 cups cheese, evaporated milk and butter to saucepan; stir until cheese and butter are melted. Add eggs, hot pepper sauce and pepper; stir well. Pour into prepared baking dish; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and puffy. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 370 Calories from Fat: 230 Total Fat: 26 g Saturated Fat: 15 g Cholesterol: 145 mg Sodium: 380 mg Carbohydrates: 20 g Dietary Fiber: .5 g Sugars: 3 g Protein: 15 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.