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Southern Baked Cheese Grits

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast
Author: Southern Made Simple


  • 1 cup uncooked quick grits
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar Cheese blend
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Real bacon bits and chopped green onion for garnish


  • Cook quick grits according to package instructions
  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Spray a 2-quart sized baking dish with non-stick cooking spray
  • Beat eggs in a bowl and temper them by adding in a spoonful or two of hot grits and stirring, then pour into remaining grits
  • Combine all remaining ingredients (except bacon and onion) with the grits and pour into baking dish
  • Top with a handful of additional cheese and bake for 45 minutes
  • Remove from oven and top with bacon bits and green onion and serve!

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