Southern-style Grits Casserole

Today I’m sharing a Moseley family favorite .  This Southern-style grits casserole is one of my husband’s most favorite dishes and he would probably eat it every day, if I’d make it for him.  This is actually my mother-in-law’s recipe and she graciously told me I could share it with you!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked grits
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 1 stick butter (not margarine)
  • A dash of Tabasco sauce

Directions

Preheat oven to 300 degree. Mix warm grits, egg yolks, cheese, butter and Tabasco with a wooden spoon, until everything is well blended. Pour into a deep dish.

Beat egg whites until stiff.

Okay now there are 2 ways to add the egg whites.  When we were first married and I made this recipe I wasn’t “cooking wise” enough to know what “fold into egg mixture” meant.  I ended up doing it the “wrong” way but my husband loved it so I’ve made it that way ever since.

Option #1 Fold the stiff egg whites into the cheesy grits.

Option #2 Spread the egg whites evenly over the top of the cheesy grits, forming a meringue.

Bake for 30 minutes.  Serve it warm.

If you’re a grits-lovin’ family then you are sure to love this recipe!  It’s a holiday staple in our household!  Enjoy!

The BEST Southern Style Grits Casserole - Ask Anna

Southern-style Grits Casserole
 
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Recipe type: Side dish
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked grits
  • 3 eggs, divided
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 1 stick butter (not margarine)
  • A dash of Tabasco sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degree.
  2. Mix warm grits, egg yolks, cheese, butter and Tabasco with a wooden spoon, until everything is well blended. Pour into a deep dish.
  3. There are 2 ways to add the egg whites. When we were first married and I made this recipe I wasn't "cooking wise" enough to know what "fold into egg mixture" meant. I ended up doing it the "wrong" way but my husband loved it so I've made it that way ever since. Option #1 Fold the stiff egg whites into the cheesy grits.
  4. Option #2 Spread the egg whites evenly over the top of the cheesy grits, forming a meringue.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve it warm.

 

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"Hi I'm Anna! Welcome to Ask Anna where I love to answer your household questions! I have always loved to clean, organize and decorate and this blog is a fun way for me to help you love it too! I am a busy mom of a beautiful little girl and I'm married to the love of my life. Together we fill our days with projects , laughter and love. I serve an incredible God and overall I'd say I'm truly blessed!"

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  1. Okay, I grew up making them the “old fashioned way” on the stove (which takes FOREVER), but girl–these sound good!

  2. This sounds so yummy! Grits are a southern staple! :) Will be trying this recipe!

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