Southern Grits Casserole


You'll love this grits casserole with ground sausage and cheese, especially if you're from the South. When I cook it, I place it in the slow cooker to stay warm. There is nothing worse than cold grits for breakfast!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 6 cups water

  • 2 cups uncooked grits

  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

  • ½ cup butter, cut into pieces, divided

  • 1 pound ground pork sausage

  • 12 large eggs

  • ½ cup milk

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking dish.

  2. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan; stir in grits. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until liquid has been absorbed, about 5 minutes. Mix in 2 cups Cheddar cheese and 1/2 of the butter until melted.

  3. Cook sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and add to grits mixture.

  4. Whisk eggs and milk together in a bowl. Pour into the skillet used to cook the sausage. Lightly scramble eggs over medium-low heat, then mix into grits mixture.

  5. Pour grits mixture into the prepared baking dish. Dot with remaining butter, sprinkle with remaining 1 cup Cheddar, and season with salt and pepper.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

    close up view of a slice of Southern Grits Casserole garnished with fresh herbs on a white plate
    Melissa Goff

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

403 Calories
30g Fat
17g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 403
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 202mg 67%
Sodium 459mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 225mg 17%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 174mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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