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The Best Sausage and Grits Breakfast Casserole

If you’re looking to easily feed a crowd, try this delicious sausage and grits casserole that’s tasty and quick to throw together.

More than 10 years ago, my mom sent me her recipe for this sausage and grits casserole. If you’re not from the south and aren’t sure you like grits, this is the recipe to sway you to the dark side.

My mom and I both cook it as part of a meal to give people who have had surgery, sickness or simply a tough time. It’s a comfort food that you can eat traditionally for breakfast (it would be amazing with my gluten-free pumpkin donuts) or serve with salad for an easy dinner.

Any way you slice it, this recipe is home-cooked goodness that people will rave about and then hound you for the recipe. So in that vein, here it is:

Sausage and Grits Casserole Recipe


  • 1 pound pork breakfast sausage
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup quick cooking grits
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 eggs


  1. Cook sausage on stovetop until brown. Drain excess grease by pouring meat on double paper towel-covered plate and set aside.
  2. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a large pot.
  3. Slowly pour in grits and salt.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally while grits slowly bubble.
  5. Remove grits from heat and stir in cream cheese and butter until melted.
  6. Then stir in milk, 1 cup shredded cheese, hot sauce and black pepper.
  7. Whisk eggs in bowl then stir into mixture.
  8. Pour mixture into greased 9×12 casserole dish.
  9. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup remaining of shredded cheese.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes.

Enjoy hot or freeze for later. You can freeze this recipe uncooked or cooked. To heat up cooked casserole, cover with tin foil and warm for 45 minutes in oven at 200 degrees.

sausage and grits casserole


I'm a full-time wife and semi-stay-at-home mom to four young kids. Day to day, I help my husband with his small business, but when I have any extra time, you can find me cooking or being active outdoors with my family. We live at the foothills of the North Georgia mountains and are embracing modern homesteading month by month.

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