My family loves breakfast food and there are times when things get rushed around the homestead and homemade/homegrown breakfast foods make a healthier alternative to fast food. This is my husbands favorite way to eat grits and his holiday morning favorite breakfast. Every so often I make it for supper as a treat. He will eat slices of this straight out of the fridge cold!! Leftovers of this casserole never go to waste and warm in the microwave beautifully.
Cheesy Sausage Grits Casserole
4 cups water
1 tsp salt
1 cup quick cooking grits
4 eggs lightly beaten
1 pound pork sausage browned and drained
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine softened
In a saucepan bring water and salt to boil. Slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat and cook until done. Remove grits from heat and add a teaspoon of hot grits at a time to beaten eggs while beating eggs to temper or slowly heat the eggs. Return eggs to grits pot and stir well.
While grits are cooking I browned my sausage
Add milk, butter and 1 cup of cheese and sausage to grits pot and stir well. Then add sausage and stir until combined. Pour into a buttered 13 X 9 baking dish. Sprinkle 1/2 cup remaining cheese over the top.
Bake uncovered in preheated 350 degree oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until top begins to brown. Remove and allow to cool for a few minutes. As it cools it thickens.
Serve warm with a skillet of flaky hot buttermilk biscuits, strawberry rhubarb jam and a mug of hot coffee.
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