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Southern Spicy Tomato Grits Casserole

Southern Spicy Tomato Grits Casserole

Tomato Grits Casserole is a delicious Southern comfort dish made of creamy, stone grits mixed with spicy tomatoes and chilies. It is the perfect side dish to serve for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. After one bite, you will be coming for more!
Course Breakfast, Casserole, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
resting 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 231kcal


  • 2 cups milk
  • cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup House-Autry’s White Stone Grits
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup green onions
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 10 oz can tomatoes with chilies
  • 2 eggs


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add 2 cups milk and 1 ½ cup chicken broth to large sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Add 1 cup grits. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 minutes. Stir grits every few minutes while cooking. 
  • Add ¼ cup butter and cook an additional 4 minutes uncovered, stirring continuously. 
  • Add in 4 oz cream cheese. Stir until melted. Remove from heat. 
  • Beat 2 eggs.
  • Add eggs, 1 cup of cheddar, 10 oz canned tomatoes with chilies, and ¼ cup green onions and mix well.
  • Add grits to a greased 8 x 11 x 2in casserole baking dish.
  • Top casserole with remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Bake for 40 minutes.
  • Cool down 5 minutes before serving.  



Note: Cooling before serving is important. This allows the casserole to firm.


Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 0.7mg