Savoury Egg, Sausage, and Grits Casserole: A Dairy Free Recipe


This casserole appeared on our dinner table earlier in the week.   After wanting to make a savoury casserole that included grits, I finally developed a winning recipe that everyone could enjoy.  Why grits?  A friend from Tennessee gifted me with the last of her precious stash before she moved back home.  After several experiments, this savoury blend of grits, eggs, and sausage is a dish that the whole family appreciates.  And now y’all can enjoy some savoury grits too!

Recipe for Savoury Egg, Sausage, and Grits Casserole


  • 1 cup cooked grits (or other cooked grain, such as quinoa, kasha or cream of wheat)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. butter or margarine, optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 oz. cooked breakfast sausage links, sliced (or sauteed mushrooms for vegetarians)
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, softened and chopped
  • 1/3 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon mixed herb seasoning of choice (such as Italian blend or Mrs. dash)
  • paprika to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). Brown onion in a medium saute pan.  Add spices and salt.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, and water. Add beaten eggs and whisk to blend. Stir in sauteed onions, grits, sun-dried tomatoes and sausage.
  3. Pour egg, sausage, and grits mixture into greased 2 quart baking dish or 6 to 10 ramekins (the number needed will depend on the capacity of each).  Gently stir to evenly distribute ingredients.  Top with chopped green onions.
  4. Bake at 350 F degrees for 20 to 30 minutes, or until eggs are set in the middle.  Note: If using ramekins or mini-casseroles, watch closely so that the top of the casserole does not get too brown.  Let casserole stand a few minutes before cutting.  Serve warm.

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8 thoughts on “Savoury Egg, Sausage, and Grits Casserole: A Dairy Free Recipe

  1. You packed this with so much flavor! It sounds and looks insanely delicious! Plus I love that you ate it for dinner – breakfast for dinner rocks!

  2. I love the idea of sun dried tomatoes in it! My mom lived in Atlanta for a while, so I grew up eating grits (which are pretty uncommon here in Idaho). They’re so tasty!
    Thanks for linking up at Saturday Dishes

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