Bacon and Cheese Casserole

This is one of my favorite Grit Casseroles. Give it a try and let me know what ya’ll think.

 

Bacon and Cheese Casserole:

8 slices bacon

1 cup quick-cooking hominy grits

4 cups water

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese cubed

2/3 cup milk

3 eggs, beaten

salt and pepper to taste

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Fry the bacon in a large deep skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels, reserving 3 tablespoons of the drippings.

Bring the water to a boil and stir in the grits. Cook and stir over medium heat until thick, about 5 minutes. Crumble in about half of the bacon and stir in bacon drippings, cream cheese, milk and eggs. Stir till cheese is melted. Season with salt and pepper. Pour into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish and sprinkle Cheddar cheese over the top.

Bake in the preheated oven until the top is browned and grits are set, about 40 minutes.