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Cheesy Garlic Grits Casserole

  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 3/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup old fashioned or quick cooking grits (not instant)
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons mashed roasted garlic puree
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a 2-quart souffle dish with 2 tablespoons of the butter and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring the water and salt to a boil. Stirring, add the grits and return to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring, occasionally, until the grits are thick, smooth and creamy, 15 to 20 minutes. Add the cream and cook until well incorporated, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients. Pour into the prepared casserole and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and serve hot.