Cheese Grits Casserole

3 cups water
3/4 cup ALBERS® Quick Grits
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
3/4 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter)
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
6 to 12 drops hot pepper sauce
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

PREHEAT oven to 375°F. Grease 2-quart baking dish.

BRING water to a boil in medium saucepan; slowly stir in grits. Cover pan;
reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes.

ADD 1 1/2 cups cheese, evaporated milk and butter to saucepan; stir until
cheese and butter are melted. Add eggs, hot pepper sauce and pepper; stir
well. Pour into prepared baking dish; sprinkle with remaining cheese.

BAKE for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and puffy. Let stand for
5 minutes before serving.

Makes 6 side-dish servings

This recipe courtesy of Back of the Box Recipes. Home Page

This recipe used with permission from Nestle and