Southern-Style Sausage Apples with Cheese Grits

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Southern-Style Sausage & Apples with Cheese Grits

Savory Breakfast Ideas for Breakfast Sausage

Fresh apples are the perfect addition to rich, cheesy grits and savory Jones Dairy Farm breakfast sausage links. We love this easy recipe for breakfast and brinner.

Southern-Style Sausage Apples with Cheese Grits
10 mins
Prep Time
25 mins
Total Time
Contains Gluten icon
Gluten Free


Amount / QuantityIngredients
2 1/4 cups

Low Fat Milk

1/2 cup

Old Fashioned White Grits*

1/2 teaspoon

Salt (optional)

1 clove

Garlic, minced (optional)

1 cup

Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

1 (5 oz.) package

Jones Golden Brown® Chicken Sausage Links


Large Red or Green Apple, cut into 1/4-inch slices

2 tablespoons

Pure Maple Syrup


  1. Whisk together milk and grits in a heavy medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over high heat, whisking occasionally. Reduce heat to low and stir in garlic and salt if desired. Cover and simmer 12 to 14 minutes or until thickened, whisking once or twice.

  2. Stir cheese into hot cooked grits until melted.

  3. Meanwhile, ​heat sausages in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until cooked through.

  4. Add apple slices; continue cooking, turning occasionally, until sausage is cooked through and apple is tender, 2 to 3 minutes.

  5. Drizzle syrup over sausage and apple and cook 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Serve over hot cooked cheese grits.


    *For quick cooking white grits, decrease milk to 2 cups and cooking time to 7 to 9 minutes.

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Ratings and Reviews


My whole family loves this meal

I originally got this recipe on a box of Jones pork sausages. Made it for years. Couldn't find it tonight, checked here and found it with other sausages. Prefer the original, and my whole family loves this meal.

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