Sausage and Cheese Grits Casserole (Makeover)

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Ingredients

1/2
lb spicy bulk pork sausage
4
cups water
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup uncooked quick-cooking corn grits
1 1/2
cups shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2
cup fat-free egg product
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, if desired
Hot pepper sauce, if desired

Directions

Directions

  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

"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

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
500mg
500%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
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.