Company coming for the 4th of July long weekend? Here’s a delicious tried-and-true breakfast casserole you can make ahead, then bake at the last minute.
KK made this for breakfast after our Midsummer’s Night Progressive Dinner ~ Rivah Style, and we all clamored for the recipe.
If you are not from the South (bless your heart) and are afraid grits might not be well-received by your crowd, just invoke that beloved connoisseur himself, Vinny Gambini. At the beginning of one of the all-time great comedies, My Cousin Vinny, he states,
Sure I’ve heard of grits. I just never actually “seen” a grit before.
By the climax of the film, Vinny admits,
I like grits, too.
If Vinny had ever tried this casserole, he would never have felt so lost in rural North Carolina, but then the movie wouldn’t have been so funny. Sassy as Vinny’s girlfriend, Mona Lisa Vito, this casserole will have your guests loving grits as much as we loved
July 2, 2014
- 1 ½ cups quick cooking grits, cooked
- 1 ½ cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 pound hot sausage, cooked and crumbled
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 to 2 tablespoons picante sauce
- 1 tablespoon minced dehydrated onion
- Preheat oven to 350°. Combine all ingredients and put in greased shallow 2-quart casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes.
- Can be prepared ahead of time and baked just before serving.