Baked Garlic Cheese Grits

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"Very southern and very good!"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (179.7 g)
  • Calories 323
  • Total Fat - 19.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 120.4 mg
  • Sodium - 868 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 24 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 1.5 g
  • Protein - 14.1 g
  • Calcium - 397.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Place the grits, chicken broth, garlic powder and salt and pepper in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

Step 2

Cook, stirring, over moderate heat until mixture thickens.

Step 3

Take off the heat and stir in chopped or shredded cheeses with the butter until it all melts and incorporates.

Step 4

Whisk together the eggs and milk, then quickly whisk that into the grits.

Step 5

Pour mixture into a buttered baking dish (square or rectangular) that holds about 6-8 cups.

Step 6

Top with more shredded cheese if you like, but it doesn't need it.

Step 7

Bake at 350F for 40-50 minutes or until a knife comes out clean and it is set.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I had relatives come for the weekend and wanted to make something not so typical for breakfast. These were great along with fried ham and skillet apples. I have to say they are the best grits I have had and enjoyed them very much as did my family!

review by:
(28 Jun 2017)


I like these a lot better than standard grits. The cheese and garlic gave them an awesome flavor and texture. We had it with some thick sliced peppered bacon for a great tasting breakfast.

review by:
(14 Aug 2013)