Turkey Sausage with Cheddar-Cheese Grits and Tomato Sauce
Creamy, cheesy grits capture the juices from the fresh tomatoes, making a perfect foil for the sausage links. Chicken sausage also works well in this homey combination. Slideshow: More Great Comfort Food Recipes
Vegetables such as okra, lima beans, or cooked greens would be perfectly in keeping with the Southern theme.
A simple, refreshing white wine is a nice contrast to the rich cheddar flavor of the grits. Try a Pinot Bianco from the Veneto region of Italy or a Pinot Blanc from Alsace in France.