Sausage and Cheese Grits Casserole (Makeover)

Sausage and Cheese Grits Casserole (Makeover)

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Wake up your next brunch with a healthy twist on traditional Sausage and Cheese Grits, using low-fat cheese and a fat-free egg product—plus a splash of hot sauce if you dare.

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lb spicy bulk pork sausage
cups water
teaspoon salt
cup uncooked quick-cooking corn grits
1 1/2
cups shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
tablespoons butter or margarine
cup fat-free egg product
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, if desired
Hot pepper sauce, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2 1/2- or 3-quart casserole with cooking spray.
  2. In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 7 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain.
  3. Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, heat water and salt to boiling. Slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat; cover and cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup of the cheese and the butter until melted. Stir in sausage and egg product. Pour grits mixture into casserole; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  4. Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Sprinkle with parsley; cool 10 minutes. Serve with hot sauce.
Makes 8 servings (1 cup each)
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Did You Know?
"Grits" is simply another name for ground corn and can be bought in several grinds from coarse to fine. The finest milled corn grits are cornmeal, used to make cornbread.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 180
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 500mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 16g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 11g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.