Overnight Sausage and Grits

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour


12 servings

Updated: Dec. 21, 2022
This recipe is so appealing because you can make it the night before and then pop it into the oven an hour before you want to eat. It works well as a side with pancakes or waffles, but you can also make it the main course for brunch events. —Susan Ham, Cleveland, Tennessee
Overnight Sausage and Grits Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 cups hot cooked grits
  • 2-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Mix grits, cheese and sausage. Beat eggs and milk; stir into grits. Add butter and garlic powder. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Remove dish from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake, uncovered, until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 259 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 491mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 11g protein.