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Savory Pumpkin Grits Breakfast Bowl

This Savory Pumpkin Grits Breakfast Bowl is packed with veggie sausage and topped with a fried egg. If you wanna be really fancy - try it in a pumpkin bowl!
Course Breakfast, Mornin' Eats
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Brewing Happiness


  • 2 cups unsweetened non dairy milk, divided
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup white grits
  • 1 tablespoon vegan buttery spread
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 vegetarian sausages, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 cup sweet onion, diced
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 eggs

Serve with:

  • Whole wheat toast optional
  • Pumpkin bowl optional*


If you want to make a pumpkin bowl...

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Cut off the tops of 3 mini pumpkins.
  3. Scoop out all of the seeds, and place the "bowl" part of the pumpkins onto a baking tray, opening side up.
  4. Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Savory Pumpkin Grits:

  1. In a large pot bring 1 1/2 cups non dairy milk, 1 tablespoon vegan buttery spread, and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a boil over high heat.
  2. Once boiling, add in 1/2 cup grits, stir, and wait for it to return to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and cover for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, heat a pan over medium heat with 1 tablespoon olive oil and diced sweet onion. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  5. Add in your vegetarian sausage and garlic. Sauté for another 5 minutes.
  6. Take off heat and set aside.
  7. After your grits have cooked for 15 minutes, add in the remaining 1/2 cup of non dairy milk, 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to the pot. Cover for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. While the grits are cooking, heat a pan over medium-high heat with a little olive oil. Once hot crack each of your eggs into the pan. Season with salt and pepper, and cook to your optimal doneness. (Probably 2-3 minutes.)
  9. Add your onions and veggie sausage to your grits, and stir.
  10. If using a pumpkin bowl, pour the grits into each bowl, top with your egg, and serve with toast (optional.)
  11. EAT UP!