Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
8 Mins
Bake Time
30 Mins
Makes 8 to 10 servings

Prepare through Step 2 up to a day ahead; cover and chill. Remove from the fridge, add the buttered crushed croutons, and let stand 30 minutes before baking.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Bring garlic salt and 4 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; gradually stir in grits. Reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring often, 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat, and stir in onion and 3 Tbsp. butter.

Step 2

Whisk together eggs and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir about one-fourth of grits mixture gradually into egg mixture; add remaining grits mixture, stirring constantly. Pour into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Step 3

Melt remaining 2 Tbsp. butter, and toss with coarsely crushed croutons; sprinkle over grits mixture.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes or until mixture is set and croutons are golden brown.

Step 5

Baked Grits and Greens With Bacon: Prepare recipe as directed, stirring 1 (3-oz.) package bacon bits into egg mixture.

Step 6

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits.

Ratings & Reviews

Boldish's Review

April 21, 2014
This is easy to make and full of flavor. I used fresh spinach rather than frozen. This is very "garlicky" and if you don't like that, I recommend changing up the croutons.

mccook's Review

April 13, 2014

JillHP's Review

April 18, 2010
Loved this grits variation! The spinach gives it great color, the Caesar dressing gives it great flavor, and the croutons give it great crunch. Great as a side dish for steak or for brunch!

Tallahasseegirl's Review

April 24, 2009
I thought I hated grits until I tried this. Absolutely fabulous!! A great new side dish for anytime of the day not just breakfast. This is something I have reccommended to many.

amyallen's Review

April 02, 2009
I served this for a party with a "breakfast" theme. Everyone had seconds and thirds and wanted the recipe. I will keep this recipe handy to make often. (I also served orange pecan french toast, hash brown casserole 2005) and oatmeal apple honey cake)