This popular Southern specialty gets made over as a 45-minute casserole. The result is a snap to prepare and tastes just right with a bright tomato salad. (Serves 6)

Shrimp and Grits Casserole

Credit: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Katie Stoddard

Cherry Tomato Salad Combine 3 cups halved cherry tomatoes, 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion, and 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper. Combine 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1 1/2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil, and 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, stirring well. Drizzle vinegar mixture over tomato mixture; toss gently.

Lima beans 


Total time: 43 minutes

1. Preheat oven.

2. While milk mixture comes to a boil:
• Prepare ingredients for casserole.

3. While casserole bakes:
• Prepare salad.
• Cook lima beans.