Preheat oven in Convection Bake to 400°F (*375°F).
Microwave water, grits, and salt in a large bowl at HIGH for 10 to 12 minutes. Stir after 5 minutes. Add butter and
1 1/2 cups cheese to grits. Stir well until melted.
Beat eggs. Add enough milk to total 3/4 cup. Add garlic powder and hot sauce. Quickly stir into grits.
Pour into well-greased 8-inch square baking dish. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over top. Sprinkle with paprika.
Convection Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.