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.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
2 hrs 30 mins
2 hrs 50 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • Cover and let cook on High for 2 hours, stirring well after 1 hour to avoid clumps.

  • 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

190 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 32.7g; fat 4.3g; cholesterol 14mg; sodium 315.3mg. Full Nutrition

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Easy to make. Wonderful flavor. Read More