This is a quick and easy recipe, but very impressive because of the unique flavor. One of my family's favorites.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine the water and milk. Bring to boil, then stir in the grits, reduce the heat to low, and simmer until thick, about 10 minutes. Stir in the cheese, and remove from the heat.

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  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage, mushrooms and onion; cook and stir until browned. Stir in the preserves, and simmer until sausage and mushrooms are coated and sauce is smooth, about 5 minutes. Serve over cheese grits.

Nutrition Facts

948.5 calories; 28.6 g protein; 98.6 g carbohydrates; 111.9 mg cholesterol; 1242.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (55)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2008
I just couldn't stop eating this! It was fabulous! The only change I made was to use Cherry preserves instead of Raspberry, and it worked very well. Easy too! Thank you so much for the tasty recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/08/2008
Nope. Didn't work out for me. Not tasty. Read More
(5)
62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2008
I just couldn't stop eating this! It was fabulous! The only change I made was to use Cherry preserves instead of Raspberry, and it worked very well. Easy too! Thank you so much for the tasty recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2008
I just couldn't stop eating this! It was fabulous! The only change I made was to use Cherry preserves instead of Raspberry, and it worked very well. Easy too! Thank you so much for the tasty recipe. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2007
I was pretty skeptical when I read this recipe but the solid marks from the reviewers convinced me to give it a try. I didn't have raspberry preserves so I used cherry (and I was missing the mushrooms)but it turned out great. I don't like grits but my husband does so I made this for his birthday breakfast. Everyone looked at their dishes with a strange expression as I put it on the table but once they dug in they all liked it... including me! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2005
I made this last night and it was delicious. I used fresh kielbasa rather than smoked and I omitted the mushrooms and the raspberry preserves because I didn't have any on hand. The flavors in the dish would have lent themselves quite well to the raspberry preserves as long as the preserves weren't too sweet. I would add them if I made this dish again. The cheese grits were great. The milk really adds a lot of body to them. I was nervous about boiling the milk so I heated it on medium until it just started to bubble then I added the grits and stired constantly. This worked just fine. The timing worked out nicely as well because I was stirring the grits while the sausage was reducing Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2005
A great combination of flavors and quick to prepare. Being from the South we love our grits and this is an excellent way to prepare them. I also like that the ingredients are ones that I normally have on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2008
ALright I will say the recipe does sound bizzare but how soon do we forget the KEY ingredient in cocktail little smokies or even cocktail meatballs is GRAPE JELLY. Why would this be any better/worse? Certainly it was WONDERFUL with the kielbasa. Be careful with the type of sausage you chose-(did not like with maple sausage) but with "normal" smoked kielbasa was great. I used two kinds it was what I had. As we gobbled...it really reminded me of the little smokies served for appetizers...why not just throw out the grits and use this for your next appetizer?? I could take or leave grits...I'm a northerner harder to find here anyway. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2005
I was a little leary about adding sweet preserves to a dish like this but it was actually pretty good. I didn't have raspberry preserves so I substituted chopped cherry jam which tasted fine. The sausage mix went well with the grits. (I may have had a different type of grits but I needed to add quite a bit more liquid.) I also added some butter pepper and a little salt to the grits. I would make this again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/08/2008
Nope. Didn't work out for me. Not tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2006
My family loved this recipe. Even my toddlers gobbled up the grits. My husband and I love kielbasa but we usually grill it and serve it with potatoes sourkraut and/or peppers. This was a great change for us. It will become one of our "regulars" because it is so quick and easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2007
We tried it last night. We did not have raspberry preserve we used Key Lime Jelly. We also needed to cut the kielbasa slices in half. We just loved either way. Read More
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