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Breakfast Trifle Grits

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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2 cups water

1/2 cup quick cooking grits

1 tablespoon sugar

3 tablespoon butter

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 eggs

2 breakfast sausage patties

Cheddar, shredded for topping

1 small tomato, chopped

Sour cream, if desired

Chopped chives, optional for garnish


  1. Grits:
  2. Bring 2 cups of salted water to a boil. Slowly whisk in 1/2 cup quick grits, reduce heat and bring to a boil. Add the sugar and butter and salt and pepper, to taste. Reduce the heat and simmer until cooked.
  3. Hard Boiled Eggs:
  4. Add 4 eggs to a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring up to a rapid boil then turn off heat and let the eggs sit for 15 minutes. Let cool then peel and chop.
  5. Sausage Patty:
  6. Place sausage patties on a preheated greased skillet over medium heat. Cook 3 to 4 minutes per side until done. Chop coarsely.
  7. Assemble Mini Breakfast Trifles:
  8. Spoon grits into trifle bowls. Sprinkle in cheese. Add chopped hard boiled eggs. Spoon chopped sausage on top and add the tomatoes on top of the sausage. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and chopped chives.