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Sausage and Cheese Grit Cakes

Sasuage & Cheese Grit Cakes

Try this make-ahead breakfast - Sausage & Cheese Grit Cakes. A delicious, hearty & comforting breakfast - ready to heat & eat when you are.

Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 cup stone ground grits
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage roll
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • oil for frying
  • flour optional
  • egg, maple syrup or sour cream, to serve optional


  • In a saucepan with a tight fitting lid, bring chicken broth to a boil.
  • Stir in grits & pinch of salt. Reduce heat to low & cover. Simmer for twenty minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • While grits are cooking, crumble and brown breakfast sausage. Drain fat.
  • When grits are finished cooking, stir in sausage & shredded cheese. Taste and salt if necessary. Usually the chicken broth & sausage adds enough.
  • Pour grits into a greased 13X9 baking dish.
  • Let dish rest at room temp for about half an hour then store in refrigerator. Chill until firm - at least 2 hours. I prefer to make this the day ahead.
  • When ready to serve, cut grit cakes into squares, dip in flour if you'd like and fry in 1/2" deep cooking oil. Lightly brown on both sides. Alternatively, you can bake on a greased cookie sheet: dot tops with butter and bake at 400° for about 25 minutes. Have no time - go ahead and throw it in the microwave.
  • Can be eaten alone or served with maple syrup, sour cream or an egg on top.


Please note that I haven't added any salt, pepper or seasonings. Breakfast sausage is usually heavily salted & seasoned (as chicken broth salted). Please taste an adjust seasoning to your preference.
Keyword breakfast, cheese, grits, sausage