Cheese Grits Casserole

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Cooling Time: 5 min
Yields: 6 side-dish servings


Cheese Grits Casserole makes an excellent alternative as a side dish to serve with meat, chicken or fish. This easy-to-make recipe takes less than 1 hour to prepare and has a delicious flavor.


  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup ALBERS® Quick Grits
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish.

BRING water to a boil in a medium saucepan; slowly stir in grits. Cover pan; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes.

ADD 1 1/2 cups cheese, evaporated milk and butter to saucepan; stir until cheese and butter are melted. Add eggs, hot pepper sauce and pepper; stir well. Pour into prepared baking dish; sprinkle with remaining cheese.

BAKE for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and puffy. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

CHEESY Good Grits

by C. Carrie , CLAYTON, NJ on Nov. 2009

Had not made this in years and forgot how good and what a great comfort food. Yummy.

Good Grits

by A. ANNE , Kings Mountain, NC on Jan. 2009

We liked this dish very much. I left out the hot sauce becauce of small children. It was easy and filling. Yum!

cheesy grits casserole

by R. Rita , Natrona Heights, PA on Dec. 2008

This recipe was so easy to make and super tasting - very creamy with a "POP" of flavor... excellent side dish with grilled or roasted chicken.

These Grits I Like

by C. Cora , Topeka, KS on Oct. 2008

Normally grits & I do not get along well, but these cheesy grits are an exception. Easy to make and the taste is surprisingly good.

Great Cheesy Grits

by S. Susan , Newark, DE on Sep. 2008

I have always loves grits and can remember my grandmother making cheese grits. This is a great recipe for a quick and easy way to fix great old-fashioned cheese grits! My family loved it when we had it with a ham dinner last week. Also tried it with shrimp; what a great meal!

cheese grits casserole

by J. Jim , Olympia, WA on May. 2008

One of my very favorites. Easy and good

the bomb!!

by P. Paula , MILFORD, DE on Apr. 2008

If your family loves grits as much as mine,this is sure to please!!!


by A. Alyssa , SEWELL, NJ on Mar. 2008

I made this as a side dish for my husband and I. We really enjoyed this and were excited because it was something different!!!

Great Grits!

by s. stacie , MELBOURNE, FL on Feb. 2008

My southern family loves grits, and this dish did not disappoint. It tastes great and satisfies our appetite. We'll definitely have it again!

great grits

by J. J. , MURFREESBORO, TN on Feb. 2008

Love this recipe. It is so good.