Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cheesy Grits Casserole

I love grits and I am always in search of new ways to make them into a meal, not just a side dish. I found this fabulous recipe in my Taste of Home Cookbook and OMG was it scrumptious. If you like grits I really think you will love this simple dish and you are not fond of grits I still think you should try it because it may just change your mind.

1 Lbs. - Bulk Sausage (pork or chicken)
4 C. - Water
1 Tsp. - Salt
1 C. - Quick Cooking Grits
1 Tbs. - Johnny's Garlic Seasoning
4 Eggs - (beaten)
1 ½ C. - Shredded Cheddar Cheese
½ C. - Milk
¼ C. - Butter (cubed)

Crumble the sausage into a frying pan and cook over medium heat until no longer pink and it is a little crispy; drain and set aside. In a saucepan bring water, salt & Johnny’s to a boil. Slowly stir in the grits then reduce heat and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and temper your eggs with a small amount of the grits, return all to the saucepan. Stir in the sausage, 1 c. of cheese, milk, butter, and then stir until all of the butter is melted. Transfer to greased 13x9 baking dish, sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until the topping is nice and golden. This dish makes a great breakfast item with some fruit or a totally awesome dinner with a side salad.

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George Gaston said...

Marybeth, I think you have found the ultimate grits casserole! As a southerner, grits are my all time favorite food and your casserole is perfect. Many thanks...

Leslie said...

ahhhh..these look amazingly comforting!

teresa said...

i've actually never had grits, this casserole looks amazing!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I love me some grits for dinner in the winter...sometimes we add a little browned smoked sauasage too! I love that you added the Johnny's! This down for the next time I make cheesy grits!

Kaitlin said...

I have never had grits before, and these look SO darn good!

Anonymous said...

MaryBeth - that looks so good! Believe it or not, I don't believe I've ever had grits before!

Hope you are having a great weekend!

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