Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
Bake Time
40 Mins
Makes 6 servings

This baked cheese grits casserole is perfect for lazy weekend mornings. Just cook the grits in milk and butter, stir in eggs, salt, and pepper, and pop in the oven–it's ready in less than an hour. For other Southern dishes like this one, see our complete collection of Southern recipes.

How to Make It

Step 1

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 evenly with grated Parmesan cheese.

Step 3

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

Ratings & Reviews

Delicious but doesn't look like the picture

December 24, 2015
This casserole was delicious.  I've only made it once and will make it again. But, the picture posted shows a casserole that is golden.  Even with the cheddar and parmesan cheeses, my casserole remained pretty much the white color of the grits.  Do you have to use a special kind of yellow grits or polenta to get the nice golden color?  I used Quaker Quick 5-Minute Grits.  They only reason I am not giving this recipe 5 stars is because I think the picture is deceptive!

added bacon

July 12, 2015
i added about 6 slices of crunbled peppered cured bacon and it was fantastic 

Mayson's Review

January 25, 2015
I cut this in half for the first round because the whole family wasn't home but added 1/8 tsp red pepper for some kick and 1/2 tsp garlic powder. Tasted more like the old family recipe my Grandmother would serve at Thanksgiving or Easter. Family loved it--had it with a pork roast and spiced (fried) apples. Grits aren't just for breakfast!

seaside725's Review

January 25, 2013
I wasn't a big fan of this casserole. It was easy enough to make and it looked pleasing, but it seemed to be missing something. I will look for a different casserole the next time I want to make grits.

Sarah1960's Review

May 08, 2010
This recipe is fabulous and I have made it for office breakfast meetings and family gatherings as well. I don't change a thing, except occasionally I will use half & half instead of milk when I want them to be extra creamy and delicious. I have had " non grits eating" people try it & love them!

peaches09's Review

February 21, 2010
Rich and delicious! I've been making this recipe for several years, and it always comes out perfect. This is our "go to" recipe for cheese grits!

lovestocook826's Review

August 17, 2009
So yummy! Great reheated as well. I added a few cloves of minced garlic because I love garlic. It is a keeper!

southerngal's Review

July 02, 2009
This was delicious. a very comforting casserole. Will make again.

Cookee01's Review

December 08, 2008
In what way is this a cassarole? It seems odd that this is among the "top ten rated cassaroles" when it has only one review thus far. Grits always have potential but this one didn't get to the finish line.