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Grits and Sausage Bake

Grits and Sausage Bake
  • Prep Time
  • Cooking Time
  • Skill Level
    Easy
  • Makes
    0

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) breakfast sausage, cooked, drained and crumbled
  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cup quick grits
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Instructions

PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Grease 8-inch-square baking dish.

BRING water to a boil in medium saucepan; slowly stir in grits. Cover; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups cheese, evaporated milk, garlic powder and hot pepper sauce; stir until cheese is melted. Add sausage and eggs; stir well. Pour into prepared baking dish.

BAKE for 1 hour. Top with remaining cheese. Bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Season with ground black pepper.

NOTE: Batter can be made the day before; cover and refrigerate. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 41.9g 64%
  • Saturated Fat 17.2g 86%
  • Cholesterol 153mg 51%
  • Sodium 826mg 33%
  • Carbohydrates 21.1g 7%
  • Dietary Fiber .5g 2%
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 4%
  • Calcium 49%
  • Iron 16%
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 26.1g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.