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This Sausage and Grits recipe has creamy, cheesy grits topped with sausage, bacon and vegetables in a delicious, lightly spicy sauce.
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Sausage and Grits

Sausage and Grits. Creamy, cheesy grits topped with sausage, bacon and vegetables in a delicious, lightly spicy sauce. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sausage and Grits
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 549kcal



  • 1 1/2 cups grits
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Sausage and Peppers

  • 5 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1 orange bell pepper cut into thin slices
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into thin slices
  • 1 yellow bell pepper cut into thin slices
  • 1 large sweet onion cut into thin slices
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 12 ounce package Andouille sausage cut into ~1/3" slices
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 2-3 tbsp green onions chopped



  • In a large pot, bring water, milk and salt to a boil. Stir in grits, reduce to simmer, and cover. Let simmer until all of the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  • Immediately stir in butter and cheese.

Sausage and Peppers

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until it begins to crisp, about 9 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking time. Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate, but leave the bacon juices in the skillet.
  • Turn heat to medium-high and add peppers, onions, Old Bay, and lemon juice. Saute until peppers and onions are softened, about 7 minutes. Add garlic and saute for another minute. Remove from pan place in bowl.
  • In same skillet, add sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until outsides are browned. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add butter to skillet and let melt. Then, add water and salt. Slowly, whisk in flour.
  • Stir in cayenne pepper, garlic powder, Worcestershire and Tabasco. Let simmer for about 5 minutes, or until sauce begins to thicken.
  • Once sauce begins to thicken, stir in bacon, peppers and onion, and sausage.
  • Serve sausage mixture over grits. Sprinkle with green peppers and additional Tabasco sauce if desired.


Sodium: 1629mg | Calcium: 238mg | Vitamin C: 75.9mg | Vitamin A: 1515IU | Sugar: 8g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 581mg | Cholesterol: 86mg | Calories: 549kcal | Saturated Fat: 14g | Fat: 33g | Protein: 21g | Carbohydrates: 38g | Iron: 2.1mg