Yankee Grits Recipe

Recipes.net Team
Recipes.net Team Published July 15, 2020

A decent shot at this southern breakfast favorite… at least not bad for a Yankee.

How To Make Yankee Grits

The all-time favorite Yankee breakfast porridge

  • 2 cups quick grits
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 ½ cups sharp cheddar cheese (grated )
  • 1 cup half ‘n half
  • 1 cup butter ( or 2 sticks)
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives ( or 1 tbsp dried, chopped )
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp and set aside.

  3. Cook the grits according to package directions, except use 2 teaspoon salt instead of 1 teaspoon. Add the butter and cheese and cook until they have melted.

  4. Then remove them from the heat and cool a little.

  5. Next stir in four of the eggs, beaten, and pour all into a 4-qt. casserole dish.

  6. Crumble the extra bacon bacon and sprinkle it over the casserole, setting aside about 1 cup of the bacon crumbs.

  7. Beat the remaining 8 eggs and the half ‘n half together, and pour the mixture over the bacon and grits.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes.

  9. Top with remaining bacon and serve hot.

How To Make Yankee Grits

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The all-time favorite Yankee breakfast porridge

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quick grits
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 ½ cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup half 'n half
  • 1 cup butter, or 2 sticks
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives, or 1 tbsp dried, chopped
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp and set aside.

  3. Cook the grits according to package directions, except use 2 teaspoon salt instead of 1 teaspoon. Add the butter and cheese and cook until they have melted.

  4. Then remove them from the heat and cool a little.

  5. Next stir in four of the eggs, beaten, and pour all into a 4-qt. casserole dish.

  6. Crumble the extra bacon bacon and sprinkle it over the casserole, setting aside about 1 cup of the bacon crumbs.

  7. Beat the remaining 8 eggs and the half 'n half together, and pour the mixture over the bacon and grits.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes.

  9. Top with remaining bacon and serve hot.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 198mg
  • Calories: 483kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Cholesterol: 189mg
  • Fat: 38g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 202mg
  • Protein: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Sodium: 833mg
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 1151IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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