Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray an 11x7-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Heat oil over medium heat in a nonstick skillet. Add sliced sausage and sauté for 2 minutes.
Add red bell pepper and onion and sauté 3 more minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, bring water and chicken broth to a boil. Add salt and then slowly stir grits in. Simmer grits for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
In a medium bowl whisk together milk, eggs, and garlic powder. Slowly stir in about 1 cup of the hot grits to temper the eggs. Then pour milk/grits mixture into saucepan with the rest of the grits. Stir well to combine.
Stir in Parmesan cheese and ½ of the Cheddar cheese. Mix in the sausage mixture. Sprinkle remaining Cheddar cheese on top.
Pour into prepared pan and bake 45 minutes.
Cheesy Grits Casserole With Smoked Sausage
Amount Per Serving
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.