Sunday, December 20, 2009

I know you wanna kiss my grits!!!! :-*

I've never liked grits until the last couple of years. If you're not big on grits either - then you have to give this recipe a try! You will become a grit-lover too!!! I promise!!!

Grits-n-Sausage Casserole

3 cups water
1 cup quick-cooking grits
3/4 tsp salt, divided
2 lbs. bulk pork sausage, cooked and drained
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
3 eggs
1-1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Pepper to taste

In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Slowly whisk in the grits and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. In a large bowl, combine grits, sausage and 1-1/2 cups cheese. Beat the eggs and milk; stir into grits mixture. Add the butter, pepper and remaining salt. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.
10-12 servings

* we halved this recipe and used 2 eggs and it turned out great!


Heidi said...

I've never tried grits. This sounds wonderful! What section are the grits in in the grocery store?

Kim said...

You don't have to convince me any. I LOVE grits. Adding sausage and cheese sounds like an awesome way to indulge in breakfast :D

Katy ~ said...

This DOES sound good. Good to see a post using grits, as they are not a common foodstuff here, so my knowledge about how to cook grits is very limited. Thank you for sharing this.

Kathy said...

Heidi, the grits are usually on the cereal isle - somewhere near the oatmeal and instant breakfast. Let me know how you like it!

Katy - I've only made grits twice! If I can do it, I know you can!!!

Kim, I used to be a picky eater and the thought of the texture freaked me out. Then the one time I had it, it was very bland so that did me in. Knowing that I was from the South and not a grit-lover used to upset me, until I found the right recipe!!! A few weeks ago I had cheese grits for the first time and fell in love!!! My 13 year old said the other day - grits, those are for old people!!! He ate every last bite though!!! Too funny!!! He must be very mature for his age!!! ;)

Monica H said...

I like grits, but I don't love them. Maybe this recipe will change my mind and tastebuds!

Luigi said...

I have seen grits mentioned in lots of movies, but never actually seen them. I like the sound and idea of them though. Sort of like Polenta.

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said...

That would make a great dinner! Thanks for linking up