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Grits Casserole Recipe

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 6 people
Calories 546 kcal


  • 1 pound bulk pork or turkey sausage
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup uncooked quick grits
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Spray shallow 3-quart casserole with cooking spray.
  • In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 7 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain.
  • 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.
  • Pour grits mixture into casserole. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  • Bake casserole uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Cool 10 minutes before serving.


Modified from Betty Crocker recipe


Calories: 546kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 26gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 998mgPotassium: 315mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 702IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 317mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Casserole, Grits, Sausage
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