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Grits and Spinach Casserole

Grits combined with veggies and cheese make for a great casserole for Brunch or Dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Stephanie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup grits
  • 4 cups vegetable broth*
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped bell pepper**
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 ounces fresh spinach leaves
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • couple dashes hot sauce
  • fresh parsley optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  • Cook grits according to package instructions. When grits are done add butter and transfer to large mixing bowl.
  • Meanwhile saute yellow onion, garlic, and bell pepper in olive oil for 1-2 minutes. Add salt & pepper to taste and fresh spinach leaves in batches and cook until wilted slightly.
  • Add to bowl of grits, along with cheddar cheese, egg, garlic powder, and hot sauce. Combine and pour into casserole dish. Top with parmesan cheese.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and can top with parsley and additional bell pepper.

Notes

*can use water instead of vegetable broth
**can use any color bell peppers you have. I used a combination of red and green.