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15 Minute Andouille Sausage and Grits Recipe featured by top US food blog, Practically Homemade

15 Minute Andouille Sausage and Grits

A delicious Cajun Andouille Sausage dish made in 15 minutes and served over Cheese Grits.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1/2 medium onion {chopped}
  • 2 cloves garlic {minced}
  • 13 oz. Andouille Sausage {chopped}
  • 1 14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1/2-1 tsp cajun seasoning {more or less depending on how spicy you prefer the dish}
  • 1 cup roasted chicken {optional}
  • 1/4-1/2 cup chicken broth

5 Minute Grits

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken broth {optional-can substitute with water}
  • 1 cup 5-minute Grits
  • 2 cups shredded cheese {I used cheddar/jack}
  • 1/2-3/4 cups milk or heavy cream

Garnish-Sliced Green Onion


  1. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.  Once heated, add onion and garlic.  Cook until translucent.  Add chopped Andouille Sausage to onion and garlic and cook until the sausage is slightly browned.  Add the petite diced tomatoes and Cajun seasoning, cook for 2 minutes.  Add the roasted chicken {optional}.  If the mixture is too dry, then add 1/4-1/2 cup of chicken broth.  Simmer until Grits are ready.

  2. Bring water and chicken stock to boil.  Slowly add grits to boiling water/broth mixture.  Reduce heat to medium-low and cover.  Cook for 5 minutes or until the grits are thick, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat and add shredded cheese and milk.  Stir until smooth and cheese has melted.

  3. To serve:  Spoon a helping of Cheese Grits into the bottom of a bowl and top with a large spoonful of Andouille Sausage mixture, sprinkle with sliced green onions and eat.  

Recipe Notes

  •  Grits do not save well over night. I do not suggest saving them to heat for later.