Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Total Time
55 Mins
Makes 6 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Bring milk just to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; gradually whisk in butter and grits. Reduce heat, and simmer, whisking constantly, 5 to 7 minutes or until grits are done. Remove from heat.

Step 2

Stir in egg and next 3 ingredients. Pour into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

Step 3

Bake, covered, at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until mixture is set. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

September 21, 2016
since you're from the south , I can ask you this- using milk instead of water did that make it taste rich and sweet? I love grits don't like cream of wheat and putting milk in it reminds me of cream of wheat. Thanks I realize your comment is several years old but, maybe still can help

Bislandia's Review

October 02, 2013
I revised slightly to make this on the stove top - I added a spoon of sour cream (to a 1/3-sized recipe) while the grits were cooking, then simply stirred in the cheddar cheese, S&P, parm, and also a torn up slice of white American cheese. Let sit for a minute or two to set up a little bit. When I tasted them they were "happy dance" good!

Mfrazee's Review

July 23, 2012
Made this dish to serve with brisket - it was absolutely delicious! My guests couldn't quit raving about it.

Suzarina's Review

November 24, 2013

naugfly's Review

November 20, 2012
Outstanding. I mixed in cooked, crumbled sausage prior to baking to give it a little more bulk for a brunch event, but this recipe is perfect without changing a thing. Would make a fantastic base for shrimp and grits.

tory0625's Review

September 22, 2013

jarretts's Review

September 18, 2012

cucamongawiner's Review

December 27, 2011
My daughter-in-law just made these for our family breakfast and they are most delicious, I can't wait to make them for myself and my husband !

peaches09's Review

May 09, 2011
We're fans of cheese grits, and I have tried many recipes over the years. This is now our favorite. It has just the right balance of flavors. Rich and creamy. The Parmesan adds a nice touch, too.

lmevans's Review

July 31, 2013
This is the best side dish ever. My husband could not get enough!