4 cups water
1 1/4 cups quick cooking grits
4 cups low-fat cheddar cheese, grated or shredded
1 cup low-fat milk
4 large eggs
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp garlic powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease (or spray with nonstick cooking spray) a 9 x 13-inch baking pan or dish; set aside.
In a large skillet, brown the sausage, stirring occasionally to crumble. Drain sausage well; set aside.
Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan; stir in grits. Return the mixture to a boil; cover and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally as you don't want grits to stick to pan. Remove pan from the heat. Stir in the cheese, milk, thyme and garlic powder until cheese is melted. Stir in the eggs and sausage.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking pan or dish; sprinkle paprika over all. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until bubbly throughout.
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