This is a great, flavorful way to prepare grits. You can also use mild sausage and less or no hot sauce if you prefer not to have the extra spice. This can also be prepared up to the baking stage, and refrigerated or frozen until ready to finish.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Cook the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until the sausage is crumbly and lightly browned. Drain off the grease and place the sausage in a bowl. Meanwhile, bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Stir in the grits, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook and stir constantly for 5 minutes until the grits are tender, or follow package directions.

  • Stir together the sausage, cheese, butter, hot pepper sauce, and eggs. Fold in the grits until combined, then spread into an ungreased, small casserole dish. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top, 30 to 40 minutes.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

314 calories; 20.4 g total fat; 128 mg cholesterol; 541 mg sodium. 16.6 g carbohydrates; 15.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
This is a really good recipe. I followed it pretty much as written but used pepper jack cheese and added a layer of cheese to the top. It turned out great! Next time I might make the sausage the night before and just throw it together in the morning. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2011
I loved this but no one else did. Good to make and take to work for breakfast. reheats very well Read More
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55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
This is a really good recipe. I followed it pretty much as written but used pepper jack cheese and added a layer of cheese to the top. It turned out great! Next time I might make the sausage the night before and just throw it together in the morning. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
This is a really good recipe. I followed it pretty much as written but used pepper jack cheese and added a layer of cheese to the top. It turned out great! Next time I might make the sausage the night before and just throw it together in the morning. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2008
If you like cheese grits this is an excellent recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/16/2011
I loved this but no one else did. Good to make and take to work for breakfast. reheats very well Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2010
Try it with a 4 oz can of green chiles some minced garlic and 8 oz of shredded Cheddar cheese...it is SO wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2010
These were good but I will not use spicy sausage next time. We love spicy food but it took over the dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2011
This was really good and easy. I used jalapeno havarti cheese because it was what I had. Will be making this again! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2011
So good! I made this a little deconstructed since I was cooking for just me (2 servings). I had some Jimmy Dean turkey sausage links (two thawed in the microwave) that I chopped up and tossed into the grits once they were done. I added a handful of shredded cheddar (in place of the gouda) and scrambled two eggs up with a little hot sauce salt and pepper. The grit mixture went in the bottom of a bowl with the scrambled eggs on top. SO good! I will definitely make this again for a crowd. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2011
Quick easy and delicious! I substituted Mexican melting cheese (Panela) since Wal-mart didn't have Gouda. Sprinkled a little sharp cheddar on top - otherwise followed the recipe exactly - oh and I used regular sausage instead of Spicy. You know it's a hit when people request the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2009
My family just raved over this recipe all wanted seconds I added shredded cheese on top also yummo! Read More
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