Every time someone tells me they’ve never had grits, my heart breaks just a little bit. And every time someone tells me they don’t like grits, I tell them, “well then you’ve never had THESE grits”.
Grits are so ubiquitous in Southern culture, you can successfully incorporate them into many different dishes; and every family has their own unique way of making them. As with so many of the great recipes I’ve come to love, I plucked this one straight out of my mother’s cookbook.
Double Cheese Grits Recipe
For most Southerners, grits are not just a food, they’re a way of life. Folks in the south have been preparing and eating grits since before Europeans arrived in the 16th century (talk about an ancient grain!). Because the roots of this dish run so deep in our history, it’s no wonder so many modern Southerners have such an emotional attachment to it, especially when you add cheese to them!
Easy Quick Grits Casserole
Don’t let grits intimidate you. They really are a harmless little grain; they just take a little extra care and attention.
NOTE: Here’s where you call your family member or friend that loves to stir…. Got yours? I know who I’m calling, so let’s get to stirring!
Double Cheese Grits Casserole
- 2.5 cups milk
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup quick cook grits
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese 8 oz
- 1/3 cup Gouda cheese
- 2 large eggs
Preheat oven to 350
Combine milk, water, and salt in large saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly to prevent milk from scorching. Stir in grits
Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cheddar cheese, gouda, and butter. Stir until cheese and butter melt.
In a small bowl, beat eggs with a fork. Into eggs gradually stir in a small amount of hot grits mixture, then stir this back into saucepan. Pour into lightly greased 2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake uncovered for 40-45 min.