Baked Cheese Grits
Old-fashioned grits are a quick and easy side dish to help round out a weeknight meal, and the cheese makes them an irresistible substitute for plain rice or potatoes.
Why This Recipe Works
A bowl of plain grits is just that: plain. We wanted to gussy up this Southern staple by adding cheese and cream to it to create a perfect Baked Cheese Grits recipe. We found that old-fashioned grits are well worth the additional 10 minutes longer it takes to cook than quick-cooked grits, which have an unpleasantly gluey texture. Sautéed onion added surprising depth with minimal effort, while extra-sharp cheddar cheese lent the most flavor to our Baked Cheese Grits recipe. Eggs also added richness, binding power, and lightness to the dense grits in our recipe.