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Three Cheese Grits Breakfast Casserole

An easy, cheesy breakfast or brunch casserole that features a Southern staple.


  • 1 cup half & half
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup uncooked grits
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper, to taste


  • Stir the half & half and milk together in a large skillet. Bring the mixture to a rolling boil, stir in the grits and butter, then reduce the heat to medium low.
  • Let the grits simmer, stirring occasionally, covered for 5-7 minutes.
  • Stir the beaten egg into the grits mixture. Once evenly incorporated, stir in the cheeses. Continue stirring until the mixture's smooth, and the cheeses evenly incorporated.
  • Season the mixture with the garlic, and salt & pepper, to taste.
  • Lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray. Transfer the mixture to the prepared dish. Use a spatula to smooth the mixture out evenly into the dish.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through and golden brown on top. 
  • Let the casserole rest 2-3 minutes before serving. Serve, as is, or with breakfast sausage, eggs, hash browns- your favorite breakfast fixins.


recipe adapted from Love Pasta Toolbelt