Baked Cheese Grits

 

3 1/2
cups water
3/4
cup Quaker Grits, uncooked
1/4
teaspoon salt (optional)
1
egg, beaten
1
cup (4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese)
2
tablespoons margarine
1/8
teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
Dash red pepper sauce or ground red pepper (optional)

 

 

Heat oven to 350 F.  Grease 1-1 1/2 qt. casserole or baking dish.  Prepare grits according to package directions.  Add small amount of grits to beaten egg.  Return grits mixture to pan.  Add remaining ingredients.  Cook over low heat an additional minute or until cheese is melted.  Pour into prepared casserole; bake 30 to 40 minutes, or until top is set and lightly puffed.  Let stand 5 minutes before serving. 

 

Serves 4 to 6.