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Delectable Slow Cooker Grits

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This is my favorite way to make grits. So simple! Just a little prep work and then let the slow cooker turn your grits into a delicious, smooth base for any dish. Season as you wish with cheese, bacon, chives, pepper, etc."
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2 h 50 m servings 190
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place water and grits into the bottom of a slow cooker. Let grits settle to the bottom; use a strainer to fish out any grits that float to the top. Add salt. Stir or whisk well.
  2. Cover and let cook on High for 2 hours, stirring well after 1 hour to avoid clumps.
  3. Stir in milk, heavy cream, and butter. Mix well. Cover and continue to cook on High until grits have a fairly thick, creamy, uniform consistency, about 30 minutes more.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Use a small or medium slow cooker.
  • You can use stone-ground grits instead. If using stone-ground grits, remember to soak them overnight before cooking. Do not use instant grits for this recipe.
  • Depending on the texture and flavor you desire, add the milk to even out consistency and give the grits a richer flavor (this is particularly good when making shrimp and grits).
  • Your grits might not take a full 2 1/2 hours to cook. Just remember to check and stir after 1 hour, and to add milk, heavy cream, and butter, when about 30 minutes of cook time is left.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 190 calories; 4.3 32.7 4.6 14 315 Full nutrition

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Easy to make. Wonderful flavor.