Rating: 5 stars
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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.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 10 mins
1 hr 25 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until set, 45 to 60 minutes.

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

343 calories; protein 13.8g; carbohydrates 13.5g; fat 26g; cholesterol 116.6mg; sodium 735.6mg. Full Nutrition