Sausage, Grits & Pecan Casserole

Recipe by Dancer
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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees if cooking at once.
  • (Casserole can be assembled a day ahead and refrigerated).
  • Lightly grease a 3-quart baking dish with melted butter and set aside.
  • Place the water and salt in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Slowly stir in the grits, reduce the heat to low and cover the pan.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes, or until cooked, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the pan from the heat.
  • Stir 1 cup of the cheese and butter into grits until melted.
  • Add eggs, milk and sausage.
  • Pour grits mixture into the prepared pan and sprinkle with remaining cheese and pecans.
  • Place the pan in the oven and bake 1 hour, or until casserole bubbles and pecans have browned.
  • Remove the pan to a rack to cool for 15 minutes before serving.
  • To make the day ahead, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate after topping casserole with shredded cheese and pecans.
  • Bake as directed the next morning.
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