Prep 12 hrs
Cook 50 mins
What can be better than cheesy grits? Cheesy grits with sausage! From Charlotte NC Cooking with Class cookbook.
- 2 cups water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup quick-cooking grits
- 4 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 lbs sausage, cooked, drained and crumbled (we use hot Jimmy Dean hot variety)
- Bring water and salt to boil. Stir in grits. Return to boil, reduce heat, then cook for 4 minutes.
- In large bowl combine grits and cheese and stir until cheese is melted.
- Stir in cold milk, thyme, and garlic powder. Mix well.
- Stir in eggs, mixing well.
- Stir in sausage.
- Pour in 13 X 9 inch pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove from refrigerator and let stand 15 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes.
This was pretty good for something a little different from my normal breakfast casserole (and to help use up some sausage and some grits I had). I did make 1/4 the recipe since I only had 1/2 pound sausage and it has made about 3 meals for me with toast and fruit. Pretty easy to make and nice that it can be made ahead of time to just throw in the oven. Thanks for posting!
I have made this two years in a row for New Year's Day. It's become a bit of a tradition. We love this recipe.. and we are from the south!
Sorry to be the downer but we did not really enjoy this. The flavor was really good (which is why it got 3 stars) but the texture of it was really weird for us. We love grits and we love quiche but did not like the mixture of the two at all. All 7 of us took a couple of bites (the kids said it was good not to hurt my feelings until I said I did not like it) and unfortunately the rest got thrown out. Maybe we would like it better with just the grits in it and forget the eggs.