Sausage & Cream Cheese Grits Casserole

Sausage & Cream Cheese Grits Casserole – seriously delicious!! Can make ahead of time and freezer for a quick meal later! Sausage, cream cheese, grits, chicken broth, Velveeta, cheddar cheese, eggs, butter and milk. Took this to a potluck and it was gone in a flash. Everyone asked for the recipe! Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. #casserole #freezermeal #sausage #breakfast

Sausage & Cream Cheese Grits Casserole - seriously delicious!! Can make ahead of time and freezer for a quick meal later! Sausage, cream cheese, grits, chicken broth, Velveeta, cheddar cheese, eggs, butter and milk. Took this to a potluck and it was gone in a flash. Everyone asked for the recipe! Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. #casserole #freezermeal #sausage #breakfast

This Sausage & Cream Cheese Grits Casserole is everything I love about breakfast. Sausage, cream cheese, cheddar cheese and grits. Happiness in every single bite! The best thing about this casserole is that you can make it ahead of time and freeze it unbaked for an easy meal later!!

We love eat this Sausage & Cream Cheese Grits Casserole for breakfast, brunch, lunch & dinner. It is delicious anytime of day. All you need is a side of fruit and some biscuits and you are set!

Sausage & Cream Cheese Grits Casserole - seriously delicious!! Can make ahead of time and freezer for a quick meal later! Sausage, cream cheese, grits, chicken broth, Velveeta, cheddar cheese, eggs, butter and milk. Took this to a potluck and it was gone in a flash. Everyone asked for the recipe! Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. #casserole #freezermeal #sausage #breakfast

This makes a lot of food. If you don’t need to feed a crowd, you can half the recipe or split it between two pans. Bake one pan now and freeze one for later. Love a recipe that can do double-duty!

I always get a lot of questions about sausage when I include it in recipes. I use Jimmy Dean or Tennessee Pride sausage. It is next to the bacon. I like to save a little of the sausage and cream cheese mixture to sprinkle on top of the casserole. This is totally optional. I just think it makes a nice presentation. I also sprinkle it with a little dried parsley for color.

We have this on the menu for Thanksgiving day for breakfast. It would also be great for Christmas morning or overnight guests. I promise it will be a hit!

Sausage & Cream Cheese Grits Casserole - seriously delicious!! Can make ahead of time and freezer for a quick meal later! Sausage, cream cheese, grits, chicken broth, Velveeta, cheddar cheese, eggs, butter and milk. Took this to a potluck and it was gone in a flash. Everyone asked for the recipe! Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. #casserole #freezermeal #sausage #breakfast

Sausage & Cream Cheese Grits Casserole - seriously delicious!! Can make ahead of time and freezer for a quick meal later! Sausage, cream cheese, grits, chicken broth, Velveeta, cheddar cheese, eggs, butter and milk. Took this to a potluck and it was gone in a flash. Everyone asked for the recipe! Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. #casserole #freezermeal #sausage #breakfast
Sausage & Cream Cheese Grits Casserole - seriously delicious!! Can make ahead of time and freezer for a quick meal later! Sausage, cream cheese, grits, chicken broth, Velveeta, cheddar cheese, eggs, butter and milk. Took this to a potluck and it was gone in a flash. Everyone asked for the recipe! Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. #casserole #freezermeal #sausage #breakfast
Sausage & Cream Cheese Grits Casserole - seriously delicious!! Can make ahead of time and freezer for a quick meal later! Sausage, cream cheese, grits, chicken broth, Velveeta, cheddar cheese, eggs, butter and milk. Took this to a potluck and it was gone in a flash. Everyone asked for the recipe! Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. #casserole #freezermeal #sausage #breakfast
Sausage & Cream Cheese Grits Casserole - seriously delicious!! Can make ahead of time and freezer for a quick meal later! Sausage, cream cheese, grits, chicken broth, Velveeta, cheddar cheese, eggs, butter and milk. Took this to a potluck and it was gone in a flash. Everyone asked for the recipe! Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. #casserole #freezermeal #sausage #breakfast
Sausage & Cream Cheese Grits Casserole - seriously delicious!! Can make ahead of time and freezer for a quick meal later! Sausage, cream cheese, grits, chicken broth, Velveeta, cheddar cheese, eggs, butter and milk. Took this to a potluck and it was gone in a flash. Everyone asked for the recipe! Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. #casserole #freezermeal #sausage #breakfast
Sausage & Cream Cheese Grits Casserole - seriously delicious!! Can make ahead of time and freezer for a quick meal later! Sausage, cream cheese, grits, chicken broth, Velveeta, cheddar cheese, eggs, butter and milk. Took this to a potluck and it was gone in a flash. Everyone asked for the recipe! Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. #casserole #freezermeal #sausage #breakfast

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Breakfast
American, Southern
Yield: serves 10 to 12

Sausage & Cream Cheese Grits Casserole

prep time: 15 minscook time: 40 minstotal time: 55 mins
Sausage & Cream Cheese Grits Casserole – seriously delicious!! Can make ahead of time and freezer for a quick meal later! Sausage, cream cheese, grits, chicken broth, Velveeta, cheddar cheese, eggs, butter and milk. Took this to a potluck and it was gone in a flash. Everyone asked for the recipe! Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. #casserole #freezermeal #sausage #breakfast

ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 lb pork sausage
  • 1 (8-oz) block cream cheese, softened
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups quick-cooking grits
  • 12-ounces Velveeta, cubed
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook pork sausage over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain fat. Stir in cream cheese and break into crumbles. Set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, add chicken stock; bring to a boil. Slowly stir in grits. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, covered, 5 to 7 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  4. Add Velveeta cheese and butter; stir until melted. Stir in milk. Slowly stir in eggs until blended. Stir in 3/4 of sausage mixture.
  5. Transfer grits to prepared dish. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and remaining sausage crumbles.
  6. Bake, uncovered, 40 to 45 minutes.
  7. *Freezer Meal – cover and freeze unbaked. When ready to bake, place in refrigerator and let thaw overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Increase baking time to 60 minutes.*

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    1. When in doubt I would make two batches instead of one. Sometimes doubling a recipe doesn't always turn out like a single batch.

    1. If you are making this ahead of time, freeze it unbaked, thaw and cook as directed. If you are reheating leftovers, you can reheat it covered in the oven or in the microwave

  1. What about using regular grits and not the quick cook ones? How well do you think it would work and how much longer do you think it would take to cook?

    1. I think it would be fine with stone ground grits. You will need to follow the directions on the package you use for the cook time.

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