These Baked Garlic Cheese Grits are a favorite too. They’re perfect for brunch and make an amazing side to dinner as well. Baking them with cheese and garlic gives them a richer, heartier flavor that takes them to the next level.
We’ve fallen into the tradition of making my Sticky Pecan Cinnamon Buns every Christmas morning because they’re easy for a busy morning, and are just decadent enough to be a real treat. These Baked Grits are the perfect complement to them because they’re super savory and filled with creamy deliciousness. They’re also pretty easy, which is great for the amazing chaos of Christmas morning.
The combination of the Borden® shredded Gouda and Sharp Cheddar is perfection. And I love the convenience of being able to get Gouda already shredded. It’s a real time saver.
Borden Cheese has a wide range of offerings to satisfy every taste, including Mild Cheddar, Mozzarella, Mexican, Swiss, Sharp Cheddar, American, Colby Jack and more, which are available as singles, shreds, chunks, slices, strings and snacks. They’re the perfect recipe helper.
I absolutely can’t wait for y’all to try these. Whether it’s Christmas morning or any morning – or even brunch, lunch, or dinner – if you’re a grits lover, this just takes them to a whole new level that I think you’re going to really enjoy.
Baked Garlic Cheese Grits
- 4 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup quick cooking grits not instant
- 1/4 cup butter cubed
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 cup Borden Shredded Gouda Cheese
- 1/2 cup Borden Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the water and salt into a medium pot and heat until boiling. Whisk in the grits, stirring briskly to keep them from clumping. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes or until the grits are tender and thick. Stir in the butter and garlic powder.
- In a small bowl, whisk the milk and egg together. Stir it into the grits along with the cheeses. Pour the grits into the prepared baking dish and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until set.
If nutritional values are provided, they are an estimate and will vary depending on the brands used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend grabbing your favorite brands and plugging those ingredients into an online nutritional calculator.
This post is sponsored by my friends at Borden. All the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own… just as always. ?