Grits and Sausage Bake

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Grits and Sausage Bake Surprise your family with this Southern favorite! Preparation Time - 15 minutes Cooking Time - 75 minutes Cooling Time - 10 minutes * 1 package (16 ounces) breakfast sausage, cooked, drained and crumbled * 3 cups water * 3/4 cup ALBERS Quick Grits * 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided * 2/3 cup (5 fluid-ounce can) CARNATION Evaporated Milk * 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder * 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional) * 2 large eggs, lightly beaten PREHEAT oven to 350°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. Serving Size: 6 Brought to you by:

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