Sausage and Cheese Grit Casserole

What you need:

1 lb. sausage (we used hot sausage)

1 1/2 cups grits

3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 1/2 cups milk

3 eggs, beaten

What to do:

Preheat oven to 350 F. 

In a large skillet brown and crumble the sausage. (Drain the grease from the sausage once browned)

While the sausage is browning, bring 4 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Once the water reaches a boil, stir in 1 1/2 cups of grits. 

Turn the temperature down to simmer and stir. Let Simmer for 5 minutes and stir occasionally. 

Add the cheese and vegetable oil and stir until the cheese is melted. Stir in milk and eggs. Mix well. 

Spread the cooked sausage on bottom of a casserole dish.

Spoon the grits over the sausage.

Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Remove from Oven and let set for 5 minutes (while the grits set)