Pimento Cheese Grits Casserole

Pimento Cheese Grits Casserole – baked grits loaded with pimento cheese and bacon. Comfort food at its best! Great side dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Quick cook grits, chicken broth, pimento cheese, eggs, bacon, and cheddar cheese. Even grits haters LOVE this cheesy grits casserole! SO good! Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later.

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Pimento Cheese Grits with Bacon

Stop what you are doing and add these Pimento Cheese Grits with Bacon to your menu. OMG! SO creamy and loaded with flavor. Even if you think you don’t like grits, you will LOVE this casserole. They are to-die-for delicious. We had this for lunch last week and couldn’t get enough of them. We managed to save some for leftovers the next day with breakfast. They are equally delicious reheated. I already have this casserole back on the menu this weekend. YUM!

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How to Make Grits Casserole

This casserole is very easy to make. Start with cooking the grits. I use quick cook grits – NOT instant grits. Once the grits are cooked, stir in some pimento cheese, milk, eggs, salt, pepper, and cooked bacon. Spread the mixture into a baking dish and top with some shredded cheese. Pop it in the oven and bake. Garnish the baked casserole with some green onions before serving.

I used Palmetto Cheese pimento cheese. It is hands-down the best store-bought pimento cheese. It tastes just like homemade. I highly suggest it. If you can’t find Palmetto Cheese, just use your favorite brand. I am sure it will taste just as good!

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Easy Side Dish for Breakfast or Dinner

You can make this Pimento Cheese Grits Casserole in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. This makes a great side dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Heck, I’ve eaten these cheesy bacon grits as my meal! SO good! They go with just about everything – breakfast casseroles, biscuits, grilled chicken, grilled pork, burgers, BBQ. You name it! Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this side dish:

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Pimento Cheese Grits Casserole

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Pimento Cheese Grits Casserole – baked grits loaded with pimento cheese and bacon. Comfort food at its best! Great side dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Quick cook grits, chicken broth, pimento cheese, eggs, bacon, and cheddar cheese. Even grits haters LOVE this cheesy grits casserole! SO good! Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cups quick-cooking grits
  • 1 (12-oz) container pimento cheese
  • ¼ cup butter, cubed
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • cup chopped cooked bacon
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly spray a 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, add chicken stock; bring to a boil. Slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, covered, 5 to 7 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  • Add pimento cheese and butter; stir until melted. Stir in milk. Slowly stir in eggs until blended. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in cooked bacon.
  • Transfer grits to prepared dish. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, 30 to 35 minutes. Garnish with green onions.

Notes:

Freezer Meal – cover and freeze unbaked. When ready to bake, place in refrigerator and let thaw overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking and bake as directed above.

Steph

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  1. This looks sooo good! I might even get my old grumpy grits hating hubby to eat this.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Claudine in Fort Worth, TX

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