Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Stand Time
20 Mins
Makes 8 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring first 6 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually whisk in grits. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, whisking occasionally, 5 to 7 minutes. Add 1/2 cup cheese, stirring until cheese melts. Remove from heat, and let stand 10 minutes. Lightly beat 2 eggs, and stir into grits mixture; pour into a lightly greased 10-inch deep pie plate.

Step 2

Bake at 350° for 20 minutes; remove from oven. Increase oven temperature to 400°.

Step 3

Sauté ham and onions in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Layer ham mixture evenly over grits crust. Whisk together milk and remaining 6 eggs; pour over ham mixture. Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup cheese evenly over egg mixture.

Step 4

Bake at 400° for 35 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes, and cut into wedges. Garnish, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Pie - Yummy but....need advice

July 16, 2017
I love this recipe.  I have made it twice now.  Trying to master it.  Only thing, it comes out watery.   Is it the grits?  Please give advice.  Thanks

dcclarkes's Review

December 01, 2009
This is always a hit for breakfast, brunch or dinner. Very easy to make ahead and reheat later. A delicious comfort dish.

JudyGr's Review

June 18, 2009
I loved this recipe. It is now one of my favorite breakfast dishes.

scwest68's Review

December 23, 2010
I make this for Christmas breakfast every year - everyone absolutely loves it!

bellarocco's Review

March 02, 2011
I made this last night and my family was raving about it! It was so dilish! The only thing I did different was substitute less fat breakfast sausage for the ham.