Give grits a chance! Loaded with all sorts of yummy ingredients, this Sausage and Cheese Grits Casserole is a great way to enjoy a lazy brunch or perhaps breakfast for dinner!
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: casserole, cheese, grits, sausage
16oz.ground breakfast sausage
1red bell pepperdiced
1½cupslow-sodium chicken broth
1cupstone-ground corn grits
2large eggslightly beaten
1½cupsshredded cheddar cheesedivided
½cupchopped green onions
2Tbspchopped Italian parsley
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Using a large skillet, add sausage and bell peppers; place over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring often, for 7-8 minutes, or until sausage is cooked through. Set skillet aside.
Meanwhile, using a large saucepan, add chicken broth, milk, salt and garlic powder; stir until well combined. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil.
Add grits to saucepan, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and grits are creamy. Remove saucepan from heat and add cooked sausage/peppers, half-and-half, butter, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, 1 cup of cheese and green onions; stir until well combined. (Note: The dish could be served at this point. It’s delicious!)
Spray a 2-quart shallow baking dish with nonstick baking spray. Transfer mixture into dish. Sprinkle remaining ½ cup of cheese on top.
Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, or until top is golden brown.