Grits are delicious and filling. This is truly a Southern comfort food. Good anytime. Enjoy.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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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 an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter a 2-quart casserole dish.

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat; cook the sausage in the hot skillet until completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the onion, celery, and green pepper; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes more. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish.

  • Bring the grits, water, and salt to a boil in a saucepan; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the grits are tender, about 30 minutes. Add to the sausage mixture in the casserole dish and stir; press into an even layer. Pour the soup over the mixture in an even layer. Sprinkle the Cheddar cheese over the soup.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese has melted, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

406 calories; protein 12.8g 26% DV; carbohydrates 21.7g 7% DV; fat 29.5g 46% DV; cholesterol 57.6mg 19% DV; sodium 1062.6mg 43% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2009
I have been making this recipe for many years and it is always a hit!! I get asked for the recipe any time I bring it to a breakfast. Only thing I do different is 1/2 cup each of bell pepper, onion and celery and maybe a little more cheese because I love cheese!! Don't let the soup throw you off, it gives the flavor depth. YUMMY! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/22/2011
This was very easy but I didn't like the flavor. I wouldn't make this again. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2009
I have been making this recipe for many years and it is always a hit!! I get asked for the recipe any time I bring it to a breakfast. Only thing I do different is 1/2 cup each of bell pepper, onion and celery and maybe a little more cheese because I love cheese!! Don't let the soup throw you off, it gives the flavor depth. YUMMY! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
I fell in love with grits on a trip to the south some years ago but this is the first time I've made them. I thought this was very good and comforting! The only thing I did different was to use beef summer sausage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2011
very tasty although we had to substitute the grits by polenta due to availability Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/22/2011
This was very easy but I didn't like the flavor. I wouldn't make this again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2013
This recipe has been in my recipe box for quite some time so I finally decided to give it a try last night. It was pretty good and my husband seemed to like it. My only reservation is that the soup just gets spread on top of the meat/grits mixture instead of mixing in so that when I cut into it there was a soupy layer oozing out above the grits. Next time I think I would just mix the soup with the grits before baking. Also I don't know if it's a mistake but the directions say to let the grits simmer for about 30 minutes. Typically grits are done after about 4-5 minutes. I didn't want to risk burning them so I removed them after 4 minutes which is the only change I made to the recipe. Overall it's not a bad little recipe but it didn't excite me too much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2018
This is a great breakfast casserole - especially for those of us who do eat eggs and want to share a hearty family-n-friends style breakfast. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2016
Overall this recipe was good but not over-the-too awesome. I have only ever had grits as a side dish before so I didn't realize how much this would taste like breakfast. We might have enjoyed it more had I made this in the AM rather than as a dinner. Also it was a bit too salty for my taste preference. Read More