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Cheese Grits Casserole

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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8 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 onion, very thinly sliced 

4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

2 cups coarse stone-ground grits 

2 cups heavy cream

2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a heavy pot, cook the bacon over medium heat to render the fat, about 2 minutes. Add the onions and cook with the bacon until the onions are golden brown and the bacon is chewy, about 5 minutes. Carefully add the chicken broth and 2 cups water. Whisk in the grits. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 25 minutes. Stir in the cream and cheese until thoroughly combined. Season with salt and pepper.