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Grits Casserole

Grits is a main ingredient for many Southern meals. I've had this recipe for years and never grow tired of it. It's especially good to serve on a lazy weekend, since leftover portions are very tasty served cold.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened


  • Crumble sausage into a large skillet. Cook over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and set aside. In a saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. Slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat and cook 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot grits into the eggs; return all to the saucepan, stirring constantly. Add the sausage, 1 cup cheese, milk and butter, stirring until the butter is melted.
  • Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until the top begins to brown.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 280 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 133mg cholesterol, 602mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • TNbluffbaker
    Apr 20, 2017

    The sausage makes this a nice change of pace from my usual cheese grits recipe. Will try making it with bulk Italian sausage for even more flavor!

  • AvidcookGAtoCA
    Feb 19, 2016

    After living in Atlanta for 35 years, we moved to California where many of my new friends have never eaten grits. I thought this might be the perfect way to introduce them to this southern treat. I prepared this casserole for a group of church ladies and they couldn't believe grits were so tasty. I read some of the reviews before preparing this, so I used spicy sausage and 8 oz. of cheddar cheese as others suggested. I will be making this again and again.

  • JohnnaL
    Feb 12, 2015

    This is a great recipe full of great flavor easy to make and great the next day.I will easily make this again. I think i will try with different kinds of cheeses though.

  • homemaker27
    Dec 24, 2014

    This is delicious!!! I added more cheese, 1/2 c. butter and 3/4 c. milk like the others. Also diced canned jalapenos and tony's instead of salt.

  • cbergan
    Oct 30, 2014

    I took this to a meeting this morning and everyone liked it. I think it would be good using hot sausage.

  • wrenjen523
    Oct 17, 2013

    This was an absolutely amazing dish. The only change the next time I make it is going to be MORE CHEESE!.

  • mercybear
    May 31, 2013

    This side dish is great for breakfast or dinner!

  • peachygirl_GA
    Mar 2, 2012

    I've been making this recipe for years and it's very good. Mine uses 1/2 cup butter and 3/4 cup milk, but other than that it's about the same.