Sausage Cheese Grits Recipe -
Sausage Cheese Grits Recipe
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Sausage Cheese Grits

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"This is a great, flavorful way to prepare grits. You can also use mild sausage and less or no hot sauce if you prefer not to have the extra spice. This can also be prepared up to the baking stage, and refrigerated or frozen until ready to finish."

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Original recipe makes 6 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cook the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until the sausage is crumbly and lightly browned. Drain off the grease and place the sausage in a bowl. Meanwhile, bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Stir in the grits, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook and stir constantly for 5 minutes until the grits are tender, or follow package directions.
  3. Stir together the sausage, cheese, butter, hot pepper sauce, and eggs. Fold in the grits until combined, then spread into an ungreased, small casserole dish. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top, 30 to 40 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 04, 2009

This is a really good recipe. I followed it pretty much as written but used pepper jack cheese and added a layer of cheese to the top. It turned out great! Next time I might make the sausage the night before and just throw it together in the morning.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 16, 2011

I loved this but no one else did. Good to make and take to work for breakfast. reheats very well

Nov 07, 2008

If you like cheese grits, this is an excellent recipe!

Oct 04, 2010

Try it with a 4 oz can of green chiles, some minced garlic and 8 oz of shredded Cheddar is SO wonderful!

Mar 14, 2011

This was really good and easy. I used jalapeno havarti cheese because it was what I had. Will be making this again! Thanks for sharing.

Dec 28, 2010

These were good, but I will not use spicy sausage next time. We love spicy food, but it took over the dish.

Jul 01, 2011

So good! I made this a little deconstructed since I was cooking for just me (2 servings). I had some Jimmy Dean turkey sausage links (two, thawed in the microwave) that I chopped up and tossed into the grits once they were done. I added a handful of shredded cheddar (in place of the gouda) and scrambled two eggs up with a little hot sauce, salt and pepper. The grit mixture went in the bottom of a bowl with the scrambled eggs on top. SO good! I will definitely make this again for a crowd. Thanks for the recipe!

May 13, 2011

Quick, easy, and delicious! I substituted Mexican melting cheese (Panela), since Wal-mart didn't have Gouda. Sprinkled a little sharp cheddar on top - otherwise, followed the recipe exactly - oh, and I used regular sausage instead of Spicy. You know it's a hit when people request the recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 314 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 128 mg
  • 43%
  • Fat
  • 20.4 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 15.5 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 541 mg
  • 22%

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

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