Easy Breakfast Bake

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Annacia

This breakfast bake is made with a mixture of grits and cheese, baked with eggs broken on top. From: Southern U.S. Cuisine

Top Review by DianaEatingRichly

Wow! I've never liked grits before but this is really tasty. My first four eggs sank to the bottom, maybe because I used a deep casserole dish. So once the casserole thickened a bit, I just cracked four more eggs on top. I think next time I might reduce the liquid in the grits, I had to double the cooking time to get it to thicken. Also, the leftover cheese sauce needed another 1/2 cup of milk or so to pour on the casserole after cooking. And I added some chopped parsley. Definitely a few kinks to work out in the recipe, but still a good one!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a heavy skillet, brown sausage, breaking up with spatula.
  2. Drain off excess fat; set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, bring salted water to a boil and stir in grits.
  4. Cover, reduce heat to low, and continue cooking for 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.
  5. In a medium saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour, pepper and milk.
  6. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add cheese, stirring until blended.
  7. Add sausage and half of the cheese sauce to cooked grits.
  8. Pour mixture into lightly greased casserole. With back of a large serving spoon, make 4 indentations in grits.
  9. Break an egg into each indentation.
  10. Bake at 325° for 15 to 18 minutes, or until eggs are done as desired.
  11. Reheat remaining cheese sauce to serve with grits and eggs.

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