I’m a southern girl at heart; raised on 15 acres of land where we fished, raised chickens and grew our own vegetables from garden to table. Cheese grits are a true Southern dish that is served aside of everything from traditional breakfast feasts to Cajun Shrimp and Grits. Our 3-Step Cheddar Cheese Grits made with Crystal Farms® Sharp Cheddar so delectable it will leave them swearing by the sweet tea they love so dear!
Cheese finds it’s way in so many recipes in our home that we keep Crystal Farms shredded cheese selections, a natural gluten-free product with few preservatives on hand at all times. Taco boats and omelettes just wouldn’t be the same without that creamy goodness.
3-Step Cheddar Cheese Grits is a quick dish to prepare that even the beginning home chef could master. From stove to whisk and then to oven, the smell of pure heaven begins to waft through the halls bringing everyone to the table in anticipation. Use this recipe as a stand alone treat, pair with shrimp for a true cajun style meal or as a side dish with pops of flavor no matter if it is breakfast, lunch or dinner! In fact, it makes an excellent side dish for the holidays. Ham and grits, oh my!!!
To get started, you need to stock up on uncooked quick-cooking grits and Crystal Farms Sharp Cheddar. We prefer the shredded for this dish as it seems to melt faster allowing us to deliver the dish to the hungry masses faster. After all, the is it ready will drive anyone a bit nuts!
Go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 to ensure proper cooking. Then, bring the milk to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Milk WILL BURN if you are not careful; so do not get distracted. Once it begins to boil, whisk in butter till melted and then the grits. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, whisking often for 5 to 7 minutes or until grits are done.
To the cooked grits, stir in slightly beaten egg, cheese, salt and pepper. Once mixed thoroughly, pour mixture into a lightly greased 11×7 inch baking dish. Bake, covered, at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve and done!
[recipe title=”Cheesy Chicken Casserole” time=”35 mins” difficulty=”easy”]
3-Step Cheddar Cheese Grits
- 4 cups milk
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
- 1 egg
- 2 cups Crystal Farms® Sharp Cheddar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
- Bring milk to a beginning boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat
- Whisk in butter and grits till well-mixed.
- Reduce heat, and simmer covered whisking occassionally for 5 minutes or until grits are cooked thoroughly.
- Stir in slightly beaten egg, cheese, salt and pepper until well mixed
- Pour grit mixture into a lightly greased 11×7 inch baking dish
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Cool and serve.
Since 1926, Crystal Farms has been committed to providing the highest quality products to our consumers with a cheese that is make by cheese lovers and located in the refrigerated dairy section of many local grocers. Today the Crystal Farms® brand is one of the largest cheese brands in the country. Visit the Crystal Farms Cheese Recipe Page for more great meal ideas.
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