Kathie's Grits Casserole Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Kathie's Grits Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Kathie's Grits Casserole

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"This is a wonderful casserole that everyone will love, grits lovers and non-grits lovers alike. It's perfect for a brunch! Feel free to add more garlic powder to taste."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain and set aside. Prepare grits according to package directions using water, not milk. As the grits thicken, stir in the salt and garlic powder.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Transfer the cooked grits to a 9x13 inch baking dish. Mix in the egg and 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese. Mix the sausage into the grits, then sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of Cheddar cheese over the top.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 15, 2003

Good and disappeared quickly at office brunch. Will make again. My changes: Doubled recipe, added dried red/green bell peppers and onions (from Penzey's), increased garlic powder to ~1/2 tsp, used 19.5 oz. pkg sweet italian turkey sausage, and used reduced-fat cheddar. Made casserole night before; let it sit out ~30 minutes next morning before cooking. Took about 55 minutes to cook. Recommend adding ingredients to saucepan rather than 13X9 pan--too messy. Used non-stick spray on pan--came out easily and made clean-up quick.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 24, 2004

This was ok but not as good as I expected. My guests politely ate it, but it was not a big hit. I'm not sure what is missing, but I think it could use a bit of tweaking somehow.


23 Ratings

Mar 11, 2012

I served this casserole for brunch and completed the menu for the meal by adding a fresh fruit salad, assorted muffins, coffee, and mimosas. EVERYONE loved the casserole & begged for the recipe. Two changes that I made to the written instructions were that I mixed the egg/cheese mixture and the sausage with the grits before I transferred everything into the 9x13 baking dish and the second change I made was that I added 1 cup of cheese to the top of the casserole instead of the recommended 1/2 cup. Other than that, I followed the recipe as it was written. [NOTE: I would recommend that you use the packaged, shredded cheddar cheese rather than grating your own block cheddar. The packaged cheese is "drier" and doesn't have the excess cheese oil/grease; therefore, it doesn't add an unwelcomed layer of grease to the top of the casserole.] This is a WONDERFUL recipe that will now become a family tradition!!

Dec 07, 2002

This was very quick and easy to make and tasted very good. I'll probably try adding some onion and/or green pepper next time I make it.

Dec 25, 2012

I've not been a fan of grits, nearly my entire life. My sister made a recipe just like this one year for Christmas and I loved it, and was shocked it was loaded with grits...to my amazement, I have looked for similar recipes as the one she made and yet to find the exact one. This one was okay, slightly bland, but have more of a feeling it was the sausage and it was a bit soupy, not soupy running but like a soft yet thick pudding. If that makes sense. My sister's was a bit thicker and stood it's shape some. Possibly she used more eggs, but while this was simple, it was really nice, some tweaks are needed on our end with taste preferences. But again has a nice flavor.

Jul 25, 2003


Nov 02, 2009

Good basic recipe. I changed a few things. First, I didn't have shredded cheese, so I mixed a can of cheddar cheese soup with the cooked grits and eggs befpre mixing in the sausage. Second, I spread half a 7 oz. of diced green chiles over the mixture before baking. Finally I served over baked buttermilk biscuits (which I baked at the same time). Tasty, tasty and tasty!

Aug 18, 2006

An excellent casserole for a potluck or lazy weeknight supper.


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  • Calories
  • 436 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 89 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 33.4 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 15.6 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 580 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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