Feeling hung over after all those pints of Guinness yesterday? If so, you’ll need some home cooked comfort food to make it all better. This cheesy grits casserole will set you straight.
We ate this the morning after our wedding and it definitely saved the day! After a long night of drinking and dancing, these creamy, crispy grits tasted so amazing I had to get the recipe to share with ya’ll. The original recipe calls for sausage, but I’ve listed the ingredients for the vegetarian friendly version. (If you’re a carnivore, the recipe calls for 2 lbs cooked, drained sausage that should be added just before baking.)
You’ll only need a few ingredients and a cast iron skillet or casserole dish to get you on the path to recovery.
Cheesy Grits Casserole
2 cups of water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup quick grits
8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4 beaten eggs
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons fresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
1/8 teaspoon garlic salt or onion powder (optional)
oil for the skillet
Directions: Bring water and salt to a boil in quart size pan, stir in grits. Return to a boil and reduce heat. Cook about 4 minutes, until grits are thick and creamy.
Combine grits and cheese in a large mixing bowl. Stir until cheese melts.
Combine eggs, milk, thyme, salt, garlic salt and mix well.
Stir egg mixture into grits. (Add cooked sausage to the mix here.) Pour into a greased cast iron skillet (or casserole dish). Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes, until cooked through.
Serve with a sprig of thyme for garnish and enjoy a speedy recovery!
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