cheesy grits & smoked sausage casserole

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
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By Cassie *
from Somewhere, PA

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....

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
serves 6 - 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cheesy grits & smoked sausage casserole

  • 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
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How To Make cheesy grits & smoked sausage casserole

  • 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!
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