Sausage and Cheese Grits Casserole

Sausage and Cheese Grits Casserole

The South pairs favorites--sausage and grits--in this cheesy casserole.

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pound bulk pork sausage
cups water
teaspoon salt
cup uncooked quick grits
1 1/2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
tablespoons butter or margarine
eggs, beaten
cup milk
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray shallow 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; remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup of the cheese and the butter until melted. Stir in eggs, milk and sausage.
  4. Pour grits mixture into casserole. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  5. Bake casserole uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool 10 minutes before serving.
Makes 6 servings
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Serve With
This cheesy casserole makes a great brunch dish. Pair it with a bowl of fresh fruit and a side of thickly-sliced Texas toast.
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 425
    • (Calories from Fat 250),
  • Total Fat 28g
    • (Saturated Fat 13g,),
  • Cholesterol 175mg;
  • Sodium 900mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 20g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.