Garlic Cheese Grits Casserole

This is a garlicky version of a very popular Southern grits casserole—a classic comfort food.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 1⁄4 cup butter
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly butter a medium baking dish.
  • Bring milk and chicken broth to a rolling boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Gradually whisk grits into boiling mixture. Boil for about 8 minutes, stirring until thick and grits are tender.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter with minced garlic in the microwave or in a small saucepan over low heat. Let stand for about 5 minutes. Strain butter into boiling grits mixture. Discard garlic.
  • Stir in salt and beaten eggs until well blended.
  • Spread grits mixture in the prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle cheese over the top. Bake for 45 minutes until puffy and cheese is melted.