Grits and Cheddar Cheese Casserole

Preparation info

  • 8

    or More Servings.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Feast Made for Laughter

A Feast Made for Laughter

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1982

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  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup uncooked quick grits
  • ¼ pound butter plus butter for greasing casserole
  • ¾ pound Cheddar cheese, grated
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Tabasco sauce (see note)
  • 2 egg whites


    1. Bring water to the boil and add salt. When it is boiling vigorously, add grits slowly. Return to the boil and cook over direct heat, stirring, for 2½ minutes. While still hot, stir in remaining ingredients, except egg whites. Let cool.
    2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
    3. Beat whites until stiff and fold them into grits mixture. Pour into a buttered 1½-quart casserole or soufflé dish and bake until puffed and lightly browned on top, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately with meat or poultry.