The Best Way to Cook Grits in the Slow Cooker

Cook grits in your crockpot for the creamy smooth grits everytime!

Ever wonder what the best way to cook grits is? I’m going to tell you hands down it’s in your crock pot! They are so creamy and perfect you’ll never want to cook grits any other way again.Ever wonder what the best way to cook grits is? Hands down it's in your crock pot for creamy smooth grits every time!

Many times I get asked how I find recipes for my blog. Some of my favorite recipes are from family and friends; others are through research and ideas that pop into my head.

I recently made a trip to the Southern Living Test Kitchen, and the subject of grits came up and it reminded me of this recipe so I wanted to share with you the best way to cook grits.

Living in the south you would think stone ground grits would be easy to find but I found these on Amazon and ordered them with my two-day FREE shipping on Amazon Prime. If you don’t use Amazon Prime then you need to read my post Amazon Prime Membership Why You Need One Now and get one. It’s worth every penny. Stone ground grits are the only way to go if you want perfect grits. They are much smoother and creamier than quick-cook grits because they are slowly ground in a traditional stone mill, so they retain all of the natural oils found in the heart of the corn.

This grits recipe make creamy, buttery, and salty grits, which in my opinion, is the perfect bowl of grits. You can also add in your favorite cheese to mix it up a bit. I usually use cheddar, but Gouda and pepper jack are also great. Now you have to try this grits recipe and let me know what you think! You might also want to try my Slow Cooker Collard Greens if you love southern recipes or my most popular post on the blog Biscuit and Gravy Casserole.Ever wonder what the best way to cook grits is? Hands down it's in your crock pot for creamy smooth grits every time!

The Best Way to Cook Grits in the Slow Cooker
Course: Side Dish
Author: Kelley @ Miss Information Blog
Ingredient List
  • 2 cups stone ground grits
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese optional
  1. Put grits, water, chicken stock and salt in slow cooker and stir.
  2. Set slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours
  3. Stir in heavy cream, butter, black pepper, and cheese if desired.



14 Responses

  1. I have made cheese grits in a slow cooker for breakfast every Christmas since 1975, but I always struggled with keeping the cheese from scorching overnight when I was not awake to stir. I made this recipe this year and That problem has been solved. My son-in-law commented that he had always liked the grits, but that they were exceptionally good this year. Score! I deleted all other cheese grits recipes from my Pinterest account. I have found my pot of gold!
  2. I’m trying this doubled in my crockpot. I hope it works!
  3. I guess a better way to ask, how many will this recipe serve?
  4. Do you stir in the heavy cream, butter and pepper after the grits have finished cooking?
    1. Hey Felicia, yes after they are cooked is when you add those and cheese if desired
  5. I can't believe I am admitting this, but I've never had grits! I'm sure I would love them - I'm going to have to give this recipe a whirl! Thanks so much, Kelley! :)
  6. I was just talking to my sister about grits today - she loves them and I have never made them! I look forward to trying this recipe
  7. Wow this Walmart Family Mobile service sounds really convenient and super speedy! I love looking up recipes during those 'waiting' times too!! Cooking grits is an art- Your recipe looks yummy!
  8. I swear, my crock pot is my kitchen BFF. Can't wait to try this recipe! We southern girls love our grits!

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