Baked Cheese Grits - VeryVera

Baked Cheese Grits

  • Prep Time: 30m
  • Cook Time: 1h 15m


  • Cooking spray
  • 6 c water
  • 2 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 c uncooked stone ground grits
  • 1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 4 c grated Cracker Barrel® sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3 large eggs, beaten


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and prepare a 3-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the water and salt in a large pot; bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in grits, whisking constantly. Follow the package directions for how long to cook the grits.
  4. Remove from the heat and add in the butter and 3 ¾ cups grated cheese. Stir until the butter and cheese has melted into the grits.
  5. Pour a small amount of the grits into the bowl with the beaten eggs, to warm the eggs. Then stir the egg mixture into the pan with the remaining grits.
  6. Pour the grits into the prepared casserole dish and sprinkle with the remaining ¼ cup of shredded cheese.
  7. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Serve immediately. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.