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Grits, Sausage, and Egg Casserole

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"Every time I make this someone wants the recipe. It is great if you have overnight guests. Make it ahead and enjoy the morning with them. Check for doneness by inserting a knife in casserole. If it comes out clean you are ready to serve. This is a great brunch recipe served with biscuits, sweet rolls, and fresh fruit."
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Ingredients

1 h 25 m servings 343 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Bring water, half-and-half, and salt to a boil in a saucepan; slowly whisk in grits. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 20 minutes. Stir in Cheddar cheese and butter until melted. Cool.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.
  4. Beat eggs and milk together in a bowl. Stir sausage, egg mixture, orange bell pepper, and red bell pepper into grits mixture. Pour grits mixture into prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until set, 45 to 60 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can substitute turkey sausage for the pork sausage, if desired.
  • If you're not baking this casserole immediately, cover the dish with a lid or plastic wrap and store overnight in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 343 calories; 26 g fat; 13.5 g carbohydrates; 13.8 g protein; 117 mg cholesterol; 736 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Made it this morning for breakfast for six teenagers and they gobbled it up. Luckily, there were two servings left, so I was able to get a taste. Its very good and was ready after 45 minutes bak...

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Followed recipe as described. The grits/cheese mixture was great as I was making and I thought the finished product would be delicious. But the downside for me was the 1/2 cup of butter. I think...

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Made it this morning for breakfast for six teenagers and they gobbled it up. Luckily, there were two servings left, so I was able to get a taste. Its very good and was ready after 45 minutes bak...

This is such a delicious way to make grits! All of the ingredients are perfectly balanced! I did add a touch of salt while cooking the grits and saved a bit of cheese to top the casserole. Baked...

This recipe is absolutely delicious. I couldn't find the stone ground grits so I just used the 2 1/2 minute quick grits. So good.

Made it with regular grits and left the bell peppers out. Brought it to a bunch buffet at work and everyone loved it!!! Will def make again for my family

This is very good! I used quick grits because that is what I had on hand so it did not take the full 20 minutes for them to thicken. Next time I would reduce the fluid just a tiny bit (maybe 1...

We have had this every Christmas morning for the last 20 years - our sons expect it. I do use turkey sausage crumbles to save cleaning a skillet, and I add a tsp of dry mustard.

I've had this recipe for now on 30 years. It never fails to be a hit. I would make it on Sunday for brunch then the rest if the week all my kids had to do was cut a slice warm in microwave and b...

I always double the eggs

This is one of my family's favorites. I make it only , but don;t add the bell peppers. I'll have to try it with the peppers. Thank you