Grits and Sausage Casserole

A hearty main dish made complete with a fresh, green salad.

TIME
About 1 hour and 15 minutes

SERVING SIZE
Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb mild or hot Italian sausage
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 qt pureed tomatoes
  • 8 cups cooked HOMESTEAD GRITS
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Brown sausage in skillet, then add onion, celery and carrot.
  • Add tomato puree and heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  • Uncover and simmer 10 minutes longer.
  • In separate bowl, mix together Parmesan cheese, grits and salt.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Grease a 9″ x 13″ baking dish.
  • Spread half of the grit mixture in baking dish; top with half of the remaining grits and sauce.
  • Bake uncovered for 15 minutes. Then sprinkle with remaining mozzarella. Bake for another 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  • Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.