Kentucky Garlic Cheese Grits

  • Recipe By
  • Published May 13th
  • Ready In1h 40m
  • Servings10
  • Calories206
A wonderful dish that is a favorite for Derby Day (or any day) brunch.

Kentucky Garlic Cheese Grits Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Kentucky Garlic Cheese Grits for 10 servings:

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 12 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided

Kentucky Garlic Cheese Grits Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook1h 5m
  • Ready In1h 40m

To cook Kentucky Garlic Cheese Grits, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Kentucky Garlic Cheese Grits is about 1 hour 5 minutes , and you can serve your Kentucky Garlic Cheese Grits within 1 hour 40 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Kentucky Garlic Cheese Grits easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart baking dish.
  2. 2 Beat milk, egg, garlic powder, and hot pepper sauce in a bowl.
  3. 3 Bring water and salt to a boil in a saucepan; cook and stir grits in boiling water until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat; add butter and about 1/2 of the Cheddar cheese. Stir egg mixture into grits and pour grits into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle remaining Cheddar cheese over grits.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and grits are set, about 1 hour. Allow grits to cool 20 to 30 minutes before serving. Grits should be cornbread-like.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 206 calories; 16.8 grams of fat; 4 grams of carbohydrates; 10.1 grams of protein; 68 milligrams of cholesterol; 497 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jan 8th 2019

    Excellent recipe. I made a double batch as a "just in case" but found that I really didn't need that much for 9 people. I used less of the garlic (about 1 tsp) as other recommended and I' ...

  2. Jan 2nd 2019

    I have made this recipe many times and it is always good. I had them on the menu for New Years Day dinner along with blackeyed peas and ham, biscuits and greens. Yum!

  3. Nov 1st 2018

    Delicious! I used 8 oz extra sharp white cheddar, put the mixture in 2 round casseroles, topped each with a round slice of provolone cheese, and baked. Very pretty result as the area with ...

  4. Feb 15th 2018

    So very delicious!!! Is a keeper for my family!

  5. May 17th 2017

    I made this a couple of days before a Kentucky Derby party. I refrigerated it unbaked until the day of the party, then baked it to serve. It worked out great.

  6. Dec 31st 2016

    Five stars as a great base for consistency and flavor! I did use low sodium chicken broth in place of water, about 1/2 cup of crumbled bacon and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese in addition to about ...

  7. Jan 20th 2015

    I absolutely loved this! The flavor is amazing, and I'll definitely make it again! My only problem is that I live at high altitude, so I need to figure out what to do to make it set correctly.

  8. Nov 2nd 2013

    As a Southern girl, I do love me some garlic cheese grits, just not this much garlic. Perfect otherwise. Of course, using less garlic powder or substituting real garlic is easy enough to do. ...

  9. May 18th 2013

    The recipe is very good. Excellent garlicky taste . Although instead if water I used chicken broth and no salt. I decreased the butter by two tablespoons and added 8 oz sharp cheddar. We lov ...