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Bacon, Ranch and Cheddar Grits Casserole

Bacon, Ranch and Cheddar Grits Casserole
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 12

The Southern charm of grits meets the Midwest’s obsession with ranch (and cheese, and bacon) in this universally delicious casserole that we can all agree makes a delicious dinner side any night of the week. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth (4 cups)
2
cups milk
1 1/2
cups quick-cooking grits
2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
3
tablespoons butter
1
package (1 oz) ranch salad dressing & seasoning mix
3
eggs, beaten
6
strips bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 3-quart saucepan, heat broth and milk to boiling. Slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat; cover and cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the cheese, the butter and seasoning mix until cheese and butter are melted. Stir in eggs.
  • 3
    Pour mixture into baking dish; sprinkle with bacon.
  • 4
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until center is set. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

  • Grits is another name for ground corn and can be bought in several grinds from coarse to fine. We used quick-cooking grits in this recipe.
  • Add a little spice--try using shredded pepper Jack cheese in place of the Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
690mg
29%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
3g
Protein
11g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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