Mississippi Cheese Grits

Looking for a baked breakfast? Then check out these cheese grits - a luscious meal!

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 12

Ingredients

2
cups water
2
tablespoons margarine or butter
1
teaspoon salt
3 1/2
cups milk
1 1/4
cups uncooked quick-cooking grits
8
oz. (2 cups) shredded Cheddar, American, Monterey Jack and Muenster cheese blend for casseroles
5
eggs
1
teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/8
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Spray 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • 2 In large saucepan, bring water, margarine, salt and 2 cups of the milk just to a boil over medium-high heat. With wire whisk, gradually stir in grits. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cheese for topping. Stir remaining cheese into grits.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine eggs, hot pepper sauce, pepper and remaining 1 1/2 cups milk; beat until well blended. Stir 1/3 of grits mixture at a time into egg mixture until well blended. Pour into sprayed baking dish. Sprinkle with reserved 1/4 cup cheese.
  • 4 Bake at 325°F. for 45 to 50 minutes or until slightly puffed.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    220
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    12g
    12%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    115mg
    115%;
    Sodium
    410mg
    410%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    17g
    17%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    11g
    11%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    25%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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