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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Funeral Grits Casserole

For those of you who have never had grits you don't know what you're missing. Grits go with everything. I'm always so excited when I get a new bag of stone ground grits. These casseroles are sometimes called funeral grits because they are the near perfect dish to take to a family following a death, or to a family reunion, that's if you live in the South. I'm always looking for a new "funeral food" idea.

This recipe can be cut in half.

Funeral Grits Casserole
8 servings
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4 cups whole milk
1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup butter
1 cup regular grits (NO INSTANT)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 cup chopped sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.

In a heatproof casserole on the stove top, bring the milk just to a boil and add 1/2 cup butter. Add the grits to the casserole, stirring and continuing to cook until it has the consistency of cereal.

Remove the casserole from the stove and, using an electric mixer, add the remaining butter and salt and pepper. Return to stove top at medium heat.

Stir in the cheddar cheese until it melts. Sprinkle Parmesan on top. Bake 1 hour, until crusty on top.


  1. Sounds delish! Cheddar cheese -- goes with everything. :)

  2. Cheese grits are the best dish. Especially with a large dab of butter on top.

  3. Sounds good, but not all my friends are into grits. (Their loss!) I always make a big pan of baked penne with meat sauce and mozzarella on top to take to bereaved families. Feeds a lot of people and easy to make. I really appreciated the food that people brought over when my mother died.

  4. Oh, Bev...I'm calling you Bev this year...grits are one of my absolute FAVORITES...and what you said about funeral, is that really true dow here?...:)JP


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