Recipe Box, Maple Sausage Cheese Grits

Okay, this more of an idea than a brilliant culinary creation…

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It’s just sausage mixed with cheese grits

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But!!!

You jazz up the flavor profile by using Maple sausage and your favorite tangy cheeses

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Brown the sausage

grits

 

make the grits according to package directions

cheese grits

Here’s where the fun begins!  Add butter and lots of cheese

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I used up some cheeses I had on hand, shredded sharp white American and Gouda sandwich slices

You can use sharp cheddar of course, but try something different like Gruyere, Manchego, Asiago to create a unexpected flavor to excite the tastebuds

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Season well with salt and pepper and put the lid back on the grits and set aside for a few minutes to let the cheese and butter melt

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Stir the cooked sausage into the grits

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Cover dish and refrigerate for up to 2 days if desired.  Bake at 350 until heated through, 30-45 minutes, before serving

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Serve with fresh fruit and/or scrambled eggs if desired

Maple Sausage Cheese Grits

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 pound Maple breakfast sausage Instant Grits, made according to package directions for 4 servings

4 T unsalted butter

6 oz flavorful cheese, grated, such as Asiago, Gruyere, Manchego, Gouda, Smoked Gouda, or Sharp Cheddar,

salt and pepper

Make grits according to package directions.  Meanwhile brown sausage and drain.  Combine cooked grits and sausage.  Add butter, cheese and season well.  Cover pan and let cheese and butter melt.  Stir.  Place mixture into a greased casserole dish.  Cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.  Bake uncovered at 350 for 30-45 minutes until heated through.  Serves 6-8.

Serve alone, with fruit, or with fried, scrambled or poached eggs

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You can also cut the chilled grits into slices and saute the slices in a little butter

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throw an egg in the pan

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and top your grits cake with a lovely fried egg

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A very sunny way to fuel up!

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Dad would love this for Father’s Day!

for another printable version of Maple Sausage Cheese Grits click here

This is a great make ahead dish for busy weekends.  We enjoyed this at our recent Weekend Getaway, it was so easy to make before our guests arrived and then pop in the oven 2 days later for Sunday breakfast~

Another easy do ahead breakfast dish with maple sausage is this Cinnamon Roll & Sausage Bread Pudding

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12 Responses to “Recipe Box, Maple Sausage Cheese Grits”
  1. Jenna, I’ve eaten and enjoyed grits but I’ve never tried making them! Maybe this is the place to start as my family loves the maple flavored sausages. And do ahead dishes are always good for those weekend guests! Linda

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  2. Lynn says:

    I wouldn’t mind the fried egg version for breakfast tomorrow-sounds good:@)

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  3. Mary says:

    Oh we would love this combo Jenna! The maple flavored sausage with it sounds divine! Have you tried Bob’s Red Mill Grits/ Polenta? They don’t take that long to cook and they have great texture and flavor. 🙂

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  4. Grits is one of my favorite foods!….love cheese grits but has to be even better with maple sausage!…doing this the next time I make grits!!!

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  5. Becky says:

    I am always looking for a special dish for breakfast and these look fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. mmgmom says:

    I have never seen grits made like that before. Can’t wait to try it for myself. Thanks for linking up at #HomeMattersParty this week hope you will come back next week to link up again.

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  7. Miz Helen says:

    We are grits lovers here and we will just love your Sausage Cheese Grits. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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