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Sausage Cheese Grits Casserole

April 25, 2019Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2019

Sausage Cheese Grits Casserole is the ultimate in Southern cooking. This amazing casserole is just what the doctor ordered to spruce up Southern-style grits. These grits include sausage and cheese in a soufflé like texture that is comfort food at its best. One really nice thing about this casserole is you mix it up the day before. It refrigerates overnight. Then all you have to do is pop it in the oven an hour or so before you want it ready.

I’ve been making this casserole for years. We used to serve it frequently for our Sunday school class when we lived in Cedar Hill. Everyone always gobbled it up. Recently, I made it for our Young Adult group (college-age) when we hosted them for breakfast after church one Sunday. I served it with Chocolate Chip Donuts, a Hash Brown Potato Casserole with Ham, lots of fresh fruit, Cheesy O’Brien Egg Scramble and Sausage Biscuits and Gravy.

Even people who don’t usually care for grits enjoy it in this amped up form. What’s not to like about a casserole with lots of cheese and sausage? The sausage adds real depth and flavor to an otherwise bland food. It’s not only delicious to eat, but so easy to make. When I’m making a lot of recipes for a gathering of people, it’s nice to be able to make things a day ahead. That allows for a lot less work the day of the event.

Another nice thing about this dish is it’s gluten free. If you have family members who have gluten intolerance, this dish is naturally gluten free.

If you’re into Southern-style food, you’ll absolutely love this recipe. And, even if you’re not, you really should indulge yourself in the experience one time. You may change your mind in a hurry after a few bites of this delicious dish.

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Sausage Cheese Grits Casserole is amazing.

Sausage Cheese Grits Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #Grits #casserole is amped up in flavor with the additions of #sausage & #CheddarCheese. Because it can be prepared a day in advance, it's an easy & delicious #breakfast dish for #holiday fare like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #Southern #Pork #SausageGrits #CheeseGrits #SausageCheeseGritsCasserole #GlutenFree #GlutenFreeBreakfast #HolidayBreakfast #MothersDayBreakast #FathersDayBreakfast #GlutenFreeCheeseGrits

I served it with a fantastic Hash Brown Casserole with Ham.

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Cheese and sausage really amp up the flavors of grits in this fun Southern-style dish.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Fry sausage. Drain and set aside.

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Prepare grits according to package directions.

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Place cooked grits in a mixing bowl.

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Add cooked sausage and cheddar cheese.

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Stir ingredients to combine.

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Whisk eggs in a mixing bowl. Add milk.

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Whisk to combine.

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Add egg mixture to sausage mixture.

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Stir to combine.

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Add melted butter and garlic powder.

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Stir to combine again.

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Pour ingredients into a greased 9×13″ glass baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

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Remove from refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking. Remove plastic wrap. Bake, uncovered at 350 for one to one-and-a-half hours or until casserole is completely set.

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This is a terrific casserole to serve for holiday, company or weekend breakfasts.

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I served Sausage Cheese Grits Casserole with Hash Brown Potatoes with Ham. Both were yummy.

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If you enjoy grits, you’ll love them with sausage and cheese.

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We’ve always enjoyed serving this casserole for company. Everyone always raves over it.

Here’s the recipe.

SAUSAGE CHEESE GRITS CASSEROLE

(Recipe adapted from Taste of Home)

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This scrumptious breakfast casserole is Southern comfort food at its best! Grits are amped up in flavors with the addition of sausage, cheddar cheese and garlic powder. This casserole can be baked the same day or refrigerated overnight. It's wonderful for weekend, company or holiday breakfasts like Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Sausage Cheese Grits Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #Grits #casserole is amped up in flavor with the additions of #sausage & #CheddarCheese. Because it can be prepared a day in advance, it's an easy & delicious #breakfast dish for #holiday fare like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #Southern #Pork #SausageGrits #CheeseGrits #SausageCheeseGritsCasserole #GlutenFree #GlutenFreeBreakfast #HolidayBreakfast #MothersDayBreakast #FathersDayBreakfast #GlutenFreeCheeseGrits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Passive Time 8 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Passive Time 8 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Sausage Cheese Grits Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #Grits #casserole is amped up in flavor with the additions of #sausage & #CheddarCheese. Because it can be prepared a day in advance, it's an easy & delicious #breakfast dish for #holiday fare like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #Southern #Pork #SausageGrits #CheeseGrits #SausageCheeseGritsCasserole #GlutenFree #GlutenFreeBreakfast #HolidayBreakfast #MothersDayBreakast #FathersDayBreakfast #GlutenFreeCheeseGrits
Instructions
  1. Cook grits according to package directions.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, fry sausage until no longer pink.
  4. Drain and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, mix grits, sausage and cheese.
  6. Beat eggs and milk; stir into grits.
  7. Add butter and garlic powder.
  8. Transfer to a greased 9x13” baking dish.
  9. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.
  10. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
  11. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  12. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I did not have time to allow the casserole to sit out 30 minutes and come to room temperature before baking. As a result, the casserole took a lot longer to bake. I suggest NOT omitting this step if at all possible.

NOTE: I baked the casserole covered for 60 minutes. Then I removed foil and baked it an additional 45 minutes. It will probably cook faster if you don’t cover it to begin with.

NOTE: Preparation time does not include time to refrigerate casserole overnight. You can bake this casserole right after making it, if desired.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen
Sausage Cheese Grits Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #Grits #casserole is amped up in flavor with the additions of #sausage & #CheddarCheese. Because it can be prepared a day in advance, it's an easy & delicious #breakfast dish for #holiday fare like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #Southern #Pork #SausageGrits #CheeseGrits #SausageCheeseGritsCasserole #GlutenFree #GlutenFreeBreakfast #HolidayBreakfast #MothersDayBreakast #FathersDayBreakfast #GlutenFreeCheeseGrits

Sausage Cheese Grits Casserole is the best!

Sausage Cheese Grits Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #Grits #casserole is amped up in flavor with the additions of #sausage & #CheddarCheese. Because it can be prepared a day in advance, it's an easy & delicious #breakfast dish for #holiday fare like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #Southern #Pork #SausageGrits #CheeseGrits #SausageCheeseGritsCasserole #GlutenFree #GlutenFreeBreakfast #HolidayBreakfast #MothersDayBreakast #FathersDayBreakfast #GlutenFreeCheeseGrits

I like the ease of preparing this casserole the night before needing it. Then I just pop it in the oven to bake.

Sausage Cheese Grits Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #Grits #casserole is amped up in flavor with the additions of #sausage & #CheddarCheese. Because it can be prepared a day in advance, it's an easy & delicious #breakfast dish for #holiday fare like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #Southern #Pork #SausageGrits #CheeseGrits #SausageCheeseGritsCasserole #GlutenFree #GlutenFreeBreakfast #HolidayBreakfast #MothersDayBreakast #FathersDayBreakfast #GlutenFreeCheeseGrits

Sausage Cheese Grits Casserole will get your motor revving!

Print Recipe
Sausage Cheese Grits Casserole BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This scrumptious breakfast casserole is Southern comfort food at its best! Grits are amped up in flavors with the addition of sausage, cheddar cheese and garlic powder. This casserole can be baked the same day or refrigerated overnight. It's wonderful for weekend, company or holiday breakfasts like Mother's Day or Father's Day.
Sausage Cheese Grits Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #Grits #casserole is amped up in flavor with the additions of #sausage & #CheddarCheese. Because it can be prepared a day in advance, it's an easy & delicious #breakfast dish for #holiday fare like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #Southern #Pork #SausageGrits #CheeseGrits #SausageCheeseGritsCasserole #GlutenFree #GlutenFreeBreakfast #HolidayBreakfast #MothersDayBreakast #FathersDayBreakfast #GlutenFreeCheeseGrits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Passive Time 8 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Passive Time 8 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Sausage Cheese Grits Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this amazing #Grits #casserole is amped up in flavor with the additions of #sausage & #CheddarCheese. Because it can be prepared a day in advance, it's an easy & delicious #breakfast dish for #holiday fare like #MothersDay or #FathersDay. #Southern #Pork #SausageGrits #CheeseGrits #SausageCheeseGritsCasserole #GlutenFree #GlutenFreeBreakfast #HolidayBreakfast #MothersDayBreakast #FathersDayBreakfast #GlutenFreeCheeseGrits
Instructions
  1. Cook grits according to package directions.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, fry sausage until no longer pink.
  4. Drain and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, mix grits, sausage and cheese.
  6. Beat eggs and milk; stir into grits.
  7. Add butter and garlic powder.
  8. Transfer to a greased 9x13” baking dish.
  9. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.
  10. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
  11. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  12. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I did not have time to allow the casserole to sit out 30 minutes and come to room temperature before baking. As a result, the casserole took a lot longer to bake. I suggest NOT omitting this step if at all possible.

NOTE: I baked the casserole covered for 60 minutes. Then I removed foil and baked it an additional 45 minutes. It will probably cook faster if you don’t cover it to begin with.

NOTE: Preparation time does not include time to refrigerate casserole overnight. You can bake this casserole right after making it, if desired.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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