Cheesy Grits & Smoked Sausage Casserole

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

Being married to a Southerner...I had to learn how to make and use grits...he just loves this casserole...use any sausage you want...he likes when I use Beddar Cheddar smoked sausage...this is one delicious casserole...its not just for breakfast, we have this anytime... see, even us Northern girls can cook grits...Lol!

I hope you enjoy this dish as much as my hubby does....


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Serves:

6 - 8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4 - 4 1/2 c
water
1 c
quick cooking white hominy grits
1/2 tsp
salt
2 - 3 Tbsp
butter
1 c
shredded, sharp cheddar cheese
1 c
shredded, monterey jack cheese
3
beaten eggs
1/2 c
milk
1 tsp
oil
4 - 5
links, beddar cheddar smoked sausage ( cut lengthwise then cut into bite sized pieces) or your favorite sausage
can
add some onion with the sausage - i didn't this time , gives great flavor
1 clove
minced garlic is great also, to cook in with the sausage

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat your oven to 350 degree F.

Spray a 3 quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray or grease. Set aside.

Saute the sausage in 1 tsp oil just till it starts to get some caramelization as it's already cooked. If using raw sausage cook until no longer pink, and starting to brown. Drain if needed.
2
In a large saucepan, bring the 4 cups water to a boil. Stir in the grits and salt, reduce heat to medium. Cook for 2 1/2 - 5 minutes; stirring frequently, until nice and creamy.
3
Stir in the cheddar cheese and butter until cheese is melted.
4
Now, stir in the beaten eggs, milk and sausage.

Pour into prepared baking dish.
5
Sprinkle evenly with Monterey Jack cheese. Place in oven and bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until set and cheese is turning golden.
6
Enjoy!