Nonstick cooking spray
1 pound breakfast or bulk sausage, spicy flavor preferred
1 large red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed and chopped
2½ cups cold water
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick-cooking grits
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon dried thyme
6 ounces white sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded, DIVIDED
2 large eggs, well beaten
Peach mango fruit salsa
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 7×11-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a large heavy nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium heat, breaking up sausage into small pieces. Cook until no longer
pink. Drain on clean paper towels.
3. Drain all but 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of pan drippings. Add red peppers to skillet and cook until soft.
4. In a separate heavy saucepan, bring water, milk and salt to a boil. Slowly stir in grits. Immediately reduce heat and cook, stirring
constantly, until slightly thickened, about 7 minutes.
5. Add mustard, thyme and 1 cup cheese, stirring until cheese melts. Cool slightly and fold in sausage and red pepper. Stir in beaten
6. Pour into baking dish. Sprinkle top with remaining cheese.
7. Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until light golden brown. Grits should be firm and set in the center.
8. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
9. Serve with peach mango fruit salsa.
Yield: 9-12 breakfast servings
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Like most people, I’ve been loving the heck out of the warmer weather. It’s hard to stay inside when it’s this nice. My mind has already switched into SPRING MODE. I’ve been planning out my flower bed, herb garden, and (of course) Spring menus.
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council has released three delicious recipes that would complement any Spring Menu: Baked Sausage and Creamy White Cheddar Grits, Baked Sausage and Vegetable Omelet and Sausage Breakfast Burritos.
I’ll post the other two amazing recipes tomorrow morning. I wanted the Baked Sausage and Creamy White Cheddar Grits recipe to get your undivided attention right now. Does this look, and sound, sensational or what?!?! I swear on my coffee pot (now you know I’m serious) – if I weren’t already in my pajamas and my hair wasn’t totally wet, I’d make a beeline to my grocery store for the required ingredients. I would love to dive head first into this dish, whether said head is wet or not!
The other recipes are also amazing. Be sure to keep an eye out for them tomorrow.